HARKING

”Hypothesising after the results are known – here, the researcher invents a plausible-sounding explanation for the result that was obtained, after the data have been inspected”.

Academy of Medical Sciences (2015). Reproducibility and Reliability of Biomedical research: improving research practice, Symposium report, October 2015, p. 20, https://acmedsci.ac.uk/viewFile/56314e40aac61.pdf

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