Recently, we reported that social psychologist and renowned data faker Diederik Stapel had found himself a
new gig supporting research at a vocational university in the Netherlands — but it appears that was short-lived.
According to multiple news reports, NHTV Breda will not be employing Stapel, after all.
Here’s our Google translate of a portion from
: De Telegraaf Continue reading No academic post for fraudster Diederik Stapel, after all
Social psychologist Diederik Stapel has notched his 58th retraction, after admitting he fabricated data in yet another article.
He’s holding onto his 4th place spot on
This latest retraction is for “
Correction or comparison? The effects of prime awareness on social judgments,” published in the European Journal of Social Psychology. As usual for Stapel, this paper has been retracted because he fabricated data.
Continue reading Diederik Stapel now has 58 retractions
We’ve learned about two more retractions we missed for , the Dutch social psychology Diederick Stapel researcher who has now racked up a total of 57 retractions by our count.
Both retractions were issued after a committee released a report which established fraud in dozens of papers co-authored by Stapel.
Stapel is still #4 on . our leaderboard
Continue reading Diederik Stapel retraction count updated to 57
Dutch social psychologist and well-known fraudster
Diederik Stapel is up to 55 retractions. He remains secure in his spot at #4 on our leaderboard.
Social Cognition article found, according to its abstract, that the more positively you perceive yourself, the less you need to compare yourself to other people. Conversely, negative thoughts were linked to more comparison to others. As an article in the points out, where Stapel’s faulty studies often succeeded is in telling us what we want to believe about the world. New York Times
retraction note for the article:
Continue reading Diederik Stapel ups count to 55 retractions
Diederik Stapel’s reinvention as a teacher at a college in the Netherlands has proven to be short-lived.
According to the , Stapel resigned from the job at Fontys in solidarity with Anton Dautzenberg, whose contract at Fontys was terminated and with whom Stapel had NRC Handelsblad co-authored a play. A performance of that play was cancelled last month.
Stapel, who has
54 retractions, tells Retraction Watch that he “had to resign:” Continue reading Diederik Stapel loses teaching post, admits he was sockpuppeting on Retraction Watch
Diederik Stapel, the Dutch social psychologist and admitted data fabricator — and owner of 54 retraction notices — is now teaching at a college in the town of Tilburg.
, Stapel was offered the job as a kind of adjunct at Omroep Brabant Fontys Academy for Creative Industries to teach social philosophy. The site quotes a Nick Welman explaining the rationale for hiring Stapel (per Google Translate): Continue reading Curtain up on second act for Dutch fraudster Stapel: College teacher
Here’s a case of art imitating science.
The organizers of a Dutch drama festival have put a halt to a play about the disgraced social psychologist
Diederik Stapel, prompting protests from the authors of the skit — one of whom is Stapel himself.
According to an article in
: NRC Handelsblad Continue reading Another retraction for Diederik Stapel, this one from Dutch drama festival on “truth and reality”
A pair of Cornell researchers have analyzed the works of fraudster Diederik Stapel and found linguistic tics that stand out in his fabricated articles.
David Markowitz and Jeffrey Hancock looked at 49 of the Dutch social psychologist’s papers — 24 of which included falsified data. (Stapel has lost 54 papers so far.)
According to the abstract for the article, “
Linguistic Traces of a Scientific Fraud: The Case of Diederik Stapel,” which appeared in PLoS ONE: Continue reading Language of a liar named Stapel: Can word choice be used to identify scientific fraud?
It’s been another busy week at Retraction Watch. Here’s a sampling of scientific publishing and misconduct news from around the web: Continue reading Weekend reads: Stapel as an object lesson, peer review’s flaws, and salami slicing