the maxim which, given an option between two hypotheses, the one containing the lesser amount of presumptions should be favored.

OCCAM: "In accordance with Occam's Razor, the researchers should hypothesize that the drug will decrease nausea during treatment, not that it will decrease nausea, headaches, and fatigue."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OCCAM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/occams-razor-ockhams-razor/ (accessed September 24, 2021).