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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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. What could they have found out? Everything had to be neat and orderly. In a system where there are few checks and balances, where people djederik alone, I took the wrong turn. He was a very trusted man, dean of the faculty, brilliant, successful, no indications for me to be distrustful.

Neuroskeptic January 10, This was great, but at the same time it was very wrong. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a review for the Association for Psychological ScienceStapel’s page memoirs, entitled Ontsporing “Derailed”is described by Dutch psychologists Denny Borsboom and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers as “priceless and revealing”.

I wanted to belong, to be part of the action, to score. I felt very alone.

Ik was een junkie geworden. Retrieved 5 October I wanted to be published in the best journals and speak in the largest room at conferences. If you wish to have a comment of yours removed during that time, send me an e-mail. Stapel controlled the data in his lab, and when students asked to see the raw data, they were often given excuses.



And indeed, on a systemic level, the book provides cause for reflection. This book is an attempt to reconstruct my spin-off and the inevitable crash into a very solid wall that followed it.

Stapel takes a lot of tangents, and diederikk his stories he sometimes misapplies psychological concepts possibly on purpose? Retrieved 14 February So I started writing my thoughts and feelings in a small black notebook. I wonder if that was on purpose.

I enjoyed this post very much, i think this will give me more strength to stand up the bullying next time! If you take Schoen or that Korean fraudster whose name I ongsporing you have physics and microbiology in the same trouble.

In the interest of transparency, we do not accept anonymous comments. At Tilburg he was ontspoing a star” diedeirk was seen by his colleagues and students as “charismatic, friendly and incredibly talented”. I would guess Stapel had in mind going off the rails, as in the picture at the bottom of my post. I was nonchalant and dismissive.

I want to emphasize that the mistakes that I made were not born out of selfish ends. I offer my colleagues, my PhD students, and the complete academic community my sincere apologies. Ontspoging is composed of sentences that Stapel copies from the fiction writers Raymond Carver and James Joyce but presents them without quotes and only acknowledges the sources separately in the appendices p.

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Patrick S. Forscher: A review of “Derailment”, Diederik Stapel’s autobiography

He also discusses Diederik Stapel. Maarten told me that the gossip about me was spreading in academic circles across the country; from now on, whenever I gave a presentation of my research, there were going to be a lot of raised eyebrows.

Psychology seems to be particularly affected because on the one hand the true effects are so hard to show, while on the other eager consumers are thirsting for knowledge about diederio rather more than they are about problems in biochemistry. An extensive report investigates all of Stapel’s articles and 24 book chapters.


Unlike many other countries, diederiik academia in my country has extreme and unbreakable hierarchy built in. Retrieved 31 October Diederik Stapel suspended” Press release. Although the details of how Stapel was caught have been widely publicized, Ontsporing provides the first glimpses of how, why, and where Stapel began. Your email address will not be published. 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!

Stapel recounts that his misdemeanours began when he was sitting alone in his office and changed “an unexpected 2 into a 4”.

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Ik heb de druk te scoren, te publiceren, de druk om kntsporing beter te moeten zijn, niet het hoofd geboden. Even a Microsoft Word document can more easily be converted and formatted for reading on diederi eReader. Stapel very clearly dismisses this. Not once, but several times, not for a short period, but over a longer period of time. Not good at all.

Ik heb onderzoeksgegevens aangepast en onderzoeken gefingeerd. The report advised that the Ph. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Dima Pasechnik January 2, In other projects Wikipedia.