first cart, then horse

Quick tip for aspiring journal contributors: generally speaking, “Theory” and “Hypotheses” should not be sub-headings in the section titled “Methods.”

Just one of those things.

5 thoughts on “first cart, then horse”

  1. So true, Drek. I’d be perfectly fine, however, with turning “methods” into a subheading within the “theory” section. Too often are the methods in empirical papers ill tailored to the theory they purport to test.


  2. While we’re at it, can someone correct me if I’m wrong about this? “Methods” are what you use in an empirical paper; “Methodology” is a body of methods, or the study of methods, or something similarly bigger than a section in an article.


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