MethodDEL

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Method is a set of principles, tools and practices which can be used to guide processes to achieve a particular goal. Method is abstract. Individual domains each have a specific method. Individual domains refers to one or more elements in a business process model such as the Generic Statistical Business Process Model or the Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model.

Whereas a method specifies a goal, a process implements it. Processes also have inputs and outputs (see ProcessStep). Inputs and outputs are not to be confused with goals. Indeed, there is no correspondence between them. This is in line with BPMN/BPEL where inputs and outputs are part of the message flow. They are limited to data and perhaps programs. In BPMN goals are simply annotations.

It is necessary to maintain this correspondence with BPMN/BPEL so that a method we specify in DDI 4 can be implemented in BPMN or, alternatively, BPEL.

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There are specific methods for conducting longitudinal research, constructing a statistic, perform observational research, performing clinical research, constructing a sample, weighting a sample, performing data harmonization and so forth.
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