No academic post for fraudster Diederik Stapel, after all

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 … Continue reading No academic post for fraudster Diederik Stapel, after all

He’s back: Data faker Diederik Stapel will support research at vocational university

Diederik Stapel, the social psychology researcher who has had 58 papers retracted after admitting that he made up the data, has a new job: helping other researchers. Stapel, according to BN DeStem (via Google Translate),

Diederik Stapel now has 58 retractions

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 our leaderboard. 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 … Continue reading Diederik Stapel now has 58 retractions

Diederik Stapel retraction count updated to 57

We’ve learned about two more retractions we missed for Diederick Stapel, the Dutch social psychology 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.

Diederik Stapel ups count to 55 retractions

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. The “fraudulent” 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 … Continue reading Diederik Stapel ups count to 55 retractions

Diederik Stapel loses teaching post, admits he was sockpuppeting on Retraction Watch

Diederik Stapel’s reinvention as a teacher at a college in the Netherlands has proven to be short-lived. According to the NRC Handelsblad, Stapel resigned from the job at Fontys in solidarity with Anton Dautzenberg, whose contract at Fontys was terminated and with whom Stapel had co-authored a play. A performance of that play was cancelled … Continue reading Diederik Stapel loses teaching post, admits he was sockpuppeting on Retraction Watch

Curtain up on second act for Dutch fraudster Stapel: College teacher

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. According to Omroep Brabant, Stapel was offered the job as a kind of adjunct at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries to teach social philosophy. The site … Continue reading Curtain up on second act for Dutch fraudster Stapel: College teacher

Another retraction for Diederik Stapel, this one from Dutch drama festival on “truth and reality”

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:

Language of a liar named Stapel: Can word choice be used to identify scientific fraud?

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 … Continue reading Language of a liar named Stapel: Can word choice be used to identify scientific fraud?

Weekend reads: Stapel as an object lesson, peer review’s flaws, and salami slicing

It’s been another busy week at Retraction Watch. Here’s a sampling of scientific publishing and misconduct news from around the web: