A verdict on the Stapel debacle

27 03 2012

The first report is in on the Diederik Stapel academic fraud issue. of 20 papers examined, 18 were found fraudulent. this is not the end of the investigation. Two more committees are reporting their results later. I have not used any of his publications in my academic work, but those who have may need to do a bit of rewriting.

A very sad situation is that three dissertations were found to contain fraud as perpetrated by Stapel. I presume those students will have their degrees revoked, but maybe there will be a way for them to keep their degrees.

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