Method? Or technique?

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Method? Or technique?

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:20 pm UTC

How do you distinguish between them? What differentiates them? I can perceive a separation of meanings, but can't quite articulate it. Can a collective group of users find commonality and a prescriptive usage? I hope so!
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Re: Method? Or technique?

Postby Deva » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:40 pm UTC

Thought of two differences.
1. Views methods as more overarching than techniques. Addresses specific issues via techniques. Employs multiple techniques within a method sometimes.
2. Imagines step-by-step processes for methods (and methodical behavior). Includes personal style/taste in techniques sometimes.

Example: Follows a method to make a pizza. Uses a special technique for the dough. Softens the crust later.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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