a systematic approach designed to serve as a guideline for project work.
An overall structured approach for consistently accomplishing similar efforts.
"AVID Methodology" is not about changing curriculum, but is about allowing almost all students to have access to a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The teaching methodologies which are most effective in this quest are writing, inquiry, and collaboration.
Procedure by which data are collected (i.e., mall intercept, telephone survey, focus group, etc.)
one or more phases of work to be executed in a prescribed manner. The methodology denotes a project's sequence of execution or network. All projects have a structure; some are based on key events to be completed and others are based on the structure of a product to be built. All projects have a beginning for planning, a middle for execution and an end for review. The beginning phase of most projects is performed through some form of feasibility study. The ending phase is usually an evaluation phase. Each phase, activity and operational step within a methodology must produce a reviewable deliverable to substantiate adherence to the methodology. (See Deliverable).
a description of the practices - the people on any given project choose to follow the practices or not
an algorithm that finds a feasible
a repeatable process with project-specific methods, best practices, rules, guidelines, templates, checklists, and other features for building quality systems that are manageable and deliver value to the organization
a kind of "coaching" -- not a formula for producing a result, but a set of practices that can lead to appropriate questioning and to appropriate change
a one-one mapping between a set of methods and a set of applicable conditions
a set of criteria that you can apply to different sources or different theories that tells you what to accept and what to reject
a set of rules controlling changes to this artefact
The study of how we gain knowledge about the world.
the study of delivery and development methods.
a cross-sectional study and the results may be different at another time of the year, or even vary between years
Strictly speaking is the study and knowledge of methods; but the term is frequently used pretentiously to indicate a method or a set of methods. In other words, it is the study of techniques for problem-solving and seeking answers, as opposed to the techniques themselves.
a proven way of planning, meeting goals, and achieving results
a step-by-step process for accomplishing a mission-critical task like strategic planning, risk assessment, requirements negotiation
a system of "methods", a clearly defined way of accomplishing a plan or vision
The methods to be employed to accomplish the objectives and the goals of the grant project. The methodology is embodied in the "Work Plan."
Refers to the system used to calculate the expected family contribution (i.e., the Federal Need Analysis Methodology).
The overall strategy by which the survey is carried out, covering the techniques for sampling, interviewing and analysis.
A methodology is a process where the activities are primarily intellectual. Typically only the end goal of the process is manifested as a physical work product. In software the analysis and design activities are normally governed by a specific methodology.