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Post Hoc Fallacy: Definition & Examples

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Which of the following best describes the post hoc fallacy?

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1. Which of the following is a helpful statement to keep in mind when trying to make a logical argument?

2. Which of the following uses the post hoc fallacy?

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Find out what you know about the post hoc fallacy with these study tools. Included are questions on topics such as a description of the post hoc fallacy and a helpful statement to consider when attempting to make a logical argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Identify a scenario that uses the post hoc fallacy
  • Recognize a situation that avoids the use of the post hoc fallacy
  • Determine what can be claimed in a given correlation

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the post hoc fallacy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding logical arguments and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a description of the post hoc fallacy

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled Post Hoc Fallacy: Definition & Examples to learn more about this topic. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define false cause fallacy
  • Analyze examples of the post hoc fallacy
  • Understand what correlation is and how it is used
  • Explain causation
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