Sunday, April 28, 2013


Here's a fascinating article on Diederik Stapel, the Dutch psychologist who was discovered to have made up most of his research a couple of years ago. People just couldn't believe that a social scientist of his standing could have engaged in such extensive academic fraud, and that allowed him to get away with it for a lot longer. Some of the fraud found its way into the Ph.D. dissertations of his students, which is just a horrible thing to do, taking away their life's work from them, although he seems to have some idea of the magnitude of what he has done now.

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