A researcher who fabricates data. A person betraying the very purpose of science and putting at risk the careers of her/his colleagues, students, and friends by pretending to obtain evidence from the world when in fact they are making it all up.
Diederik Stapel, a famous fabricateur, pretended to collect data for years but was just typing it all in.
by Specimen1968 September 10, 2013
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A researcher who makes up data.
Dirk Smeesters was a fabricateur, he presented papers based on data he created in Excel.
by PProf2 April 03, 2014