(uncountable) The branch of philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge; theory of knowledge, asking such questions as "What is knowledge?", "How is knowledge acquired?", "What do people know?", "How do we know what we know?".
‘Some thinkers take the view that, beginning with the work of Descartes, epistemology began to replace metaphysics as the most important area of philosophy.’;
The study of methods used in a field.
(countable) A particular theory of knowledge.
‘In his epistemology, Plato maintains that our knowledge of universal concepts is a kind of recollection.’;
(proscribed) A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.
The implementation of such methods etc.
the philosophical theory of knowledge
The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.
Epistemology ( (listen); from Greek ἐπιστήμη, epistēmē 'knowledge', and -logy) is the branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge. Epistemologists study the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge, epistemic justification, the rationality of belief, and various related issues.
the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity
‘courses in research methodology and practice’; ‘a methodology for investigating the concept of focal points’;
Methodology is .It comprises the theoretical analysis of the body of methods and principles associated with a branch of knowledge such that the methodologies employed from differing disciplines vary depending on their historical development. This creates a continuum of methodologies that stretch across competing understandings of how knowledge and reality are best understood.
‘'a contextual framework' for research, a coherent and logical scheme based on views, beliefs, and values, that guides the choices researchers [or other users] make’;