This translation of Diederik Stapel’s book a reasonably faithful to the was published in late under the title “Ontsporing” (“Derailment”). Two years ago, Dutch science fraudster Diederik Stapel published a book, Ontsporing (“Derailment”), describing how he became one of the. Two years after the scandal broke, Stapel wrote an autobiography, “Ontsporing”, or “Derailment”. An English translation of this autobiography is.

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I was alone in my fancy office at University of Groningen.

I never got back to reading the rest of the book. Archived from the original on 4 November Many students became his personal friends. I find this is interesting because to be diedeerik honest I had never heard of the guy before his fraud was revealed. It has been suggested that Stapel was able to continue his fraud for so long because of his status.

I wanted too much, too fast. In other languages Nederlands Edit dkederik. It only works if you use pencil-and-paper forms. There can be multiple parties acting badly even if he is ultimately responsible for his own actions.

I wanted people to hang on my every word as I headed for coffee or lunch after delivering a lecture. Do You Believe in Eye-Beams?

Ontsporing, door Diederik Stapel

The data danced in satpel of my eyes. I wanted it so badly. The last chapter — srapel unexpectedly beautiful, poetic description of Stapel waking up next to his wife — feeds the idea that the narrator may not be entirely trustworthy: When I saw the results, the world had become logical again. Stapel would apparently tell this researcher to “Be aware that you have gold in your hands. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Ahhh right, that explains it! In other diedsrik Wikipedia.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I was going to make a very similar comment. A month after Tilburg University announced that it had found evidence of fraud in Stapel’s work, the journal Science posted a retraction notice on Stapel’s co-authored paper entitled Coping with chaos: Als dideerik slimmer was geweest, had ik regelmatig onderzoek Iaten mislukken. If you take Schoen or that Korean fraudster whose name I forgot you have physics and microbiology in the same trouble.

I wanted to be published in the best journals and speak in the largest room at conferences. Notify me of new posts via email.

I welcome constructive comments for days. The part that accepts it is guilty of course but as much quilt carries the one that offers it for favors or under pressure. In een systeem waar er weinig controle is, waar mensen veelal alleen werken, ben ik verkeerd afgeslagen. Retrieved 13 July Ik ben me bewust van het leed en het verdriet dat ik bij hen heb veroorzaakt.

Although the diedreik of how Stapel was caught have been widely publicized, Ontsporing provides the first glimpses of how, why, and where Stapel began. When I saw the new results, the world had returned to being logical. I was doing fine, but then I became impatient, overambitious, reckless. I enjoyed this post very much, i think this will give me more strength to stand up the bullying next time!

Fishing for fakes with Fisher Guest Post. In Ontsporing Stapel explains the etiology of his fraud by likening it to addiction, although he admits that it is probably a combination of different factors, including: I hope he will do the same for the revised version with fewer typos, which I hope to bring out in a couple of weeks!


What did I do? In the February issue of The PsychologistWillem Levelt, together diederk the chairs of the other two investigating committees, published a rejoinder to these and other criticisms.

Retrieved from ” https: It goes on to suggest that “not infrequently reviews [of social psychology journal articles] were strongly in favour of telling an interesting, elegant, concise and compelling story, possibly at the expense of the necessary scientific diligence.

After years of balancing on the outer limits [of scientific integrity], the grey became darker and darker until it was black, and I fell off the edge into the abyss.


There is an error in the translated passage above: Not good at all. He was riding a wave of popularity with the Dutch public— he was a star.

Stapel’s own statement in De Volkskrant on 31 October When an adoring audience is prepared to collectively pay a five-figure fee for you to talk about your theory of how they can improve their lives, how keenly are you looking to falsify your hypotheses in your lab?

Learn how your comment data is processed. But inside my head it was as if the flimsy structure of my secret world, the walls and floors that I had casually erected over the previous ten years, was slowly starting to collapse. I also had no trouble with the results of the experiments. At Tilburg he was “considered a star” and was seen by his colleagues and students as “charismatic, friendly and incredibly talented”.