What is method?

  • (noun): A way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).

Some articles on method, methods:

IBM Rational Unified Process - Rational Unified Process Topics - The IBM Rational Method Composer Product
... The IBM Rational Method Composer product is a tool for authoring, configuring, viewing, and publishing processes ... See IBM Rational Method Composer and an open source version Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) project for more details ...
Paul Feyerabend - Thought - Role of Science in Society
... from the argument that a historical universal scientific method does not exist, Feyerabend argues that science does not deserve its privileged status in western society ... of view do not arise from using a universal method which guarantees high quality conclusions, he thought that there is no justification for valuing scientific claims over claims by ... the same way that religion and state are separated in a modern secular society ( Against Method (3rd ed.) ...
Oil Sands - Extraction Process - Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
... The Cyclic Steam Stimulation or "huff-and-puff" method has been in use by Imperial Oil at Cold Lake since 1985 and is also used by Canadian Natural Resources ... In this method, the well is put through cycles of steam injection, soak, and oil production ... The CSS method has the advantage that recovery factors are around 20 to 25% and the disadvantage that the cost to inject steam is high ...
Quasi-Newton Method - Description of The Method
... As in Newton's method, one uses a second order approximation to find the minimum of a function ... the updated value is equivalent to the secant method ... The various quasi-Newton methods differ in their choice of the solution to the secant equation (in one dimension, all the variants are equivalent) ...
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica - Contents - Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy
... He was able to use his new analytical method to replace that of Aristotle, and he was able to use his method to tweak and update Galileo’s experimental method ... The re-creation of Galileo’s method has never been significantly changed and in its substance, scientists use it today ...

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    There is assuredly no more effectual method of clearing up one’s own mind on any subject than by talking it over, so to speak, with men of real power and grasp, who have considered it from a totally different point of view.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    The most passionate, consistent, extreme and implacable enemy of the Enlightenment and ... all forms of rationalism ... was Johann Georg Hamann. His influence, direct and indirect, upon the romantic revolt against universalism and scientific method ... was considerable and perhaps crucial.
    Isaiah Berlin (b. 1909)

    I do not know a method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)