Professor Roos Vonk, who collaborated with disgraced social sciences professor Diederik Stapel, has been rebuked by Tilburg University’s integrity committee, writes NRC on Tuesday.
Vonk was told she had shown ‘unprofessional and careless conduct’ when working on research into the psychological effects of thinking about meat. Vonk, who is a vegetarian, concluded that meat eaters are more likely to be egotistical.
The data, collected by Stapel, turned out to be completely false and were not checked by Vonk who is cited as co-author of the paper. The committee did not think she acted fraudulently.
‘I have gained a painful insight in my own ‘human frailties’’, Vonk commented.