METHOD OF EXCLUSION

is the opposite principle to deduction whereby experiences or empirical observed phenomena can disprove a conclusion about a cause. For example, no amount of white geese can prove only white geese exist, however, observing one black goose can disprove that the hypothesis that only white geese exist.

METHOD OF EXCLUSION: "The method of exclusion requires participants to work methodically through different possibilities removing any that are no longer considered viable."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "METHOD OF EXCLUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/method-of-exclusion/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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