Methodology is the means of formulating the principles that determine the guidelines for various sciences. Or, in other words, it is the system of practices and procedures that, when applied to a specific branch of knowledge, will result in furthering the particulars of that knowledge. The concept of studying methodology is not new. In fact, some trace it back to Plato and Aristotle, who gave it special consideration. Its study has developed to such an extent that it has now become a science in and of itself under the formal title of "methodology." Its content has also become intertwined with the philosophy of the sciences themselves.