Method

Method may refer to:

  • Scientific method, a series of steps, or collection of methods, taken to acquire knowledge
  • Method (computer programming), a piece of code associated with a class or object to perform a task
  • Method (music), a kind of textbook to help students learning to play a musical instrument
  • Method (patent), a series of steps or acts for performing a function
  • Methodology, comparison or study and critique of individual methods that are used in a given discipline or field of inquiry
  • Method acting, a style of acting in which the actor attempts to replicate the conditions under which the character operates
  • Method (Godhead), the bassist and programmer for the industrial band Godhead
  • Discourse on Method, a philosophical and mathematical treatise by René Descartes
  • Method (film), a 2004 film directed by Duncan Roy
  • Method Products (branded as "method"), a San Francisco-based corporation which manufactures household products
  • Method Studios, a Los Angeles-based visual effects company
  • Method Incorporated, an international brand experience agency
  • Method ringing, a British style of ringing church bells according to a series of mathematical algorithms
  • Method Man, an American rapper.

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    The method of authority will always govern the mass of mankind; and those who wield the various forms of organized force in the state will never be convinced that dangerous reasoning ought not to be suppressed in some way.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert. What is a course of history or philosophy, or poetry, no matter how well selected, or the best society, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer? Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The method of scientific investigation is nothing but the expression of the necessary mode of working of the human mind. It is simply the mode in which all phenomena are reasoned about, rendered precise and exact.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)