Re: [R] post hoc statistical power

From: Charles C. Berry <>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:57:54 -0700

On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Yuelin Li wrote:

> I remember reading about post hoc statistical power on R-help. But I
> can't seem to find them with RSiteSearch("post hoc statistical power")
> and variations of it.
> I would like to learn more about post hoc statistical power, its
> meaningfulness, advantages and disadvantages. I thought the issue was
> settled after Tukey's 1993 paper about post hoc statistical power
> being "essentially meaningless once the experiment has been done".
> But they seem to be used, and sometimes encouraged
> (e.g.,
> I do not intend to start a debate. I simply would like to learn
> more. Can anyone suggest a few articles? Thanks,

Start here:

Hoenig, John M. and Heisey, Dennis M. (2001) The abuse of power: The pervasive fallacy of power calculations for data analysis
The American Statistician, 55, 19-24
Keywords: bioequivalence testing; BURDEN OF PROOF; OBSERVED POWER; RETROSPECTIVE POWER ANALYSIS; statistical power; Type II error CISid: 222509

HTH, Chuck

> Yuelin.
> Tukey JW. Tightening the clinical trial. Control Clin Trials. 1993;14:266-285.
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