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post hoc

 (hŏk, hōk)
adv. & adj.
In or of the form of an argument in which one event is asserted to be the cause of a later event simply by virtue of having happened earlier: grasping at reasons post hoc; a post hoc fallacy.

[Latin, short for post hoc, ergō propter hoc, after this, therefore because of this : post, after + hoc, neuter of hic, this.]

post hoc

(ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk)
n
(Logic) logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation
[from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this]

post hoc

A Latin phrase meaning after this, used to describe the fallacy of assuming a later event is caused by an earlier one.
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Noun1.post hoc - the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
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It makes all the difference whether any given event is a case of propter hoc or post hoc.
Cariprazine Efficacy in Patients With Bipolar Depression and Concurrent Manic Symptoms: Post Hoc Analysis of 3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Studies (#P8-080).
Prothena reports results from post hoc analyses revealed a potential survival benefit with NEOD001 in the category of patients at the highest risk for early mortality.
It is used in post hoc comparisons and is not really a t-test.
CHICAGO -- Patients in SPRINT were less likely to meet the intensive treatment goal--systolic blood pressure below 120 mm Hg--if they were taking five or more medications a day, according to a post hoc analysis.
Additionally, in a post hoc analysis, a greater effect was observed during the second six months of the study: a reduction in growth rate of 47% (p
Participants primed with love felt more love than those primed with lust, [M.sub.love] = 5.46, SD = 1.45 versus [M.sub.lust] = 3.58, SD = 1.80; LSD post hoc, p < .001, or those in the control condition, [M.sub.love] = 5.46, SD = 1.45 versus [M.sub.control] = 3.64, SD = 1.43; LSD post hoc, p < .001.
LONDON -- In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the advantage of a long-acting beta agonist plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist over a LABA plus an inhaled corticosteroid was observed in every subgroup the FLAME trial evaluated, according to post hoc analyses presented at the annual congress of the European Respiratory Society.
The [alpha] value for post hoc tests for type of disability was set to 0.0125 (0.05/4).
Researchers did a post hoc analysis of data gathered in the multicenter Canadian Oxygen Trial, which compared the effects of lower (85%-89%) vs.
Those data were derived from post hoc analyses of studies (mainly osteoporosis studies) that were not designed to test the effect of calcium on heart disease risk.

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