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567  Methodology Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Methodology
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Methodology note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Controlled term (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ1 Real World Object URI (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note for the significant methodological characteristics of the item (e.g., algorithm, classification, sampling procedures, universe description, or validation characteristics).

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of the display constant preceding the note.

blank character

Methodology. The value that generates the display constant Methodology:.


No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character



ǂa Methodology note

The entire text of the note.

567     Continuous, deterministic, predictive
567     Study utilized a stratified, multistate sampling procedure in three stages: (1) sampling points were selected; (2) households were selected within each sampling point; and (3) individuals were selected within each household. Further sampling information can be found in the codebook
567     The model employs the integration of a set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations by simple Euler differentiating
567 8   Random sample of system users for first quarter 1982; every fourth name in authorization registers; comparison with system-generated transaction report
ǂb Controlled term

Term from a controlled subject heading system or thesaurus that describes the methodology used in the item.

567     ǂb Narrative inquiry (Research method) ǂ2 lcsh
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ1 Real World Object URI

For information about subfield ǂ1, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

For information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not manually add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.


For records containing punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Optionally, add a terminal period at the end of the field (preceding subfields ǂ0, ǂ1, and ǂ2) unless the last subfield ends with an ellipsis or period (following an abbreviation or initial)
567     Continuous, deterministic, predictive.

For records containing minimal or no punctuation, include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields. Otherwise, omit the punctuation outlined above.

567     Continuous, deterministic, predictive

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.


Field 567 is not indexed.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 567.

This page last revised: December 22, 2022