Petre & Rugg (2010). Critical thinking.

“Good accounts are ‘parsimonious’ – as simple as possible while still describing the important features of the phenomenon and being consistent with the data. As such, accounts are selections (choosing which are the important features), abstractions (addressing the essence while omitting detail) and simplifications (focusing on selected features of a complex problem). Good accounts describe the available evidence adequately and allow predictions and other inferences to be made.” (p 122)

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