14.0327 method/methodology in the definition of primitives?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 327.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 07:29:56 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: method/methodology in the definition of primitives?
    Clay Spinuzzi,  in "Designing for lifeworlds: Genre and activity in
    information systems design and evaluation" (Iowa State, 1999), p 240
    (<http://english.ttu.edu/spinuzzi/spinuzzi-dissertation.pdf>), cites Giesa
    Kirsch and Patricia Sullivan to make the often blurred distinction between
    method and methodology. A methodology, he notes from their book, is "the
    underlying theory and analysis of how research does or should proceed"; a
    method is the set of steps guided by the methodology (Kirsch and Sullivan,
    Methods and methodology in composition research, Carbondale, Southern
    Illinois University Press, 1992). Could we then say that Unsworth's
    primitives are methodological whereas the lower-level software primitives,
    such as SORT, are methodical?
    Dr Willard McCarty / Centre for Computing in the Humanities/
    King's College London / Strand / London WC2R 2LS U.K./
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784 / <ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/>
    maui gratias agere

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