Stapel, a Dutch social psychologist, was suspended in September from his post at Tilburg University over suspicions that he had used fabricated data in some of his published articles. According to the report, the misconduct is sweeping, involving at least 30 papers, and possibly as many as 150.
At least as troubling, it seems that 14 doctoral dissertations also might be impugned by Stapel’s bogus results.
Of course, there will likely be retractions. We’ll continue to follow the case.
Hat tip: Thanks to many posters, and Willem van Schaik, for bringing this to our attention.