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:

Paul Feyerabend - Thought - Role of Science in Society
... Starting 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 ... scientific points 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 ... state in the same way that religion and state are separated in a modern secular society ( Against Method (3rd ed.) ...
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 ...
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 ... solving for and applying the Newton's step with 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) ...
Oil Sands - Extraction Process - Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
... 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 at ... 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 ...
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:

    Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, & ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless.... They have put into practise the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    As a science of the unconscious it is a therapeutic method, in the grand style, a method overarching the individual case. Call this, if you choose, a poet’s utopia.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)