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parsimony

[′pär·sə‚mō·nē]
(science and technology)
The principle that the simplest scientific explanation is best.
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Person's chi-square and pseudo R squares), the accuracy of the classification results, the principle of parsimony, and the stability of parameter estimation.
Furthermore, because behavior analysts demonstrate environmental variables as causes of the behaviors, their approach is inherently consistent with the principle of parsimony and is, thus, directly testable.
This could be done in a variety of ways, but under the principle of parsimony (often called Occam's razor, the theory of least hypothesis, or a variety of other names), it is arguably most appropriate to assume that the area/ time relationship is discontinuously (or piecewise) linear; i.

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