Status of Method and Methodology

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Can Method and Methodology be defined such that it doesn't rely on the implicit-explicit distinction?

As formulated in Barseghyan (2015), methods are taken to be implicit, employed rules for theory acceptance whereas methodologies are explicitly formulated rules for theory assessment. Is it possible to formulate the definitions of Method and Methodology in a way that does not make reference to the Implicit-Explicit distinction? Can methodologies be understood as normative theories being about actually employed methods?

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Hakob Barseghyan (6.6%), Paul Patton (17.6%), Calahan Janik-Jones (75.8%)