MeatEater - Netflix

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In MeatEater, Rinella will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue prey; and procure his own food, which he will turn into a mouth-watering fireside meal. Far from trophy or sport hunting, Rinella stays true to our ancestral tradition of sustenance hunting. Nothing he harvests goes to waste. Whether tracking black tail deer in the remote Alaskan Wilderness, or rooting out javelina in Texas, Rinella will defer to his back-country roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing nail biting adventure along the way.

MeatEater - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-01

MeatEater - Diederik Stapel - Netflix

Diederik Alexander Stapel (born 19 October 1966 in Oegstgeest) is a Dutch former professor of social psychology at Tilburg University and before that at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 2011 Tilburg University suspended Stapel for fabricating and manipulating data for his research publications. This scientific misconduct took place over a number of years and affected at least 55 publications.

MeatEater - Reaction in academia - Netflix

On 28 November 2012 the joint final report, from the three investigating committees, was published. It has been suggested that Stapel was able to continue his fraud for so long because of his status. At Tilburg he was “considered a star” and was seen by his colleagues and students as “charismatic, friendly and incredibly talented”. Many students became his personal friends. But the final Levelt report raises more controversial questions about the ways in which Stapel went unchallenged for so long. The report concludes that there was “a more general failure of scientific criticism in the peer community and a research culture that was excessively oriented to uncritical confirmation of one's own ideas and to finding appealing but theoretically superficial ad hoc results”. 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.” This aspect of the report has been criticised by the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. In a letter to the Times Higher Education Supplement, on behalf of the Section, Stephen Gibson at York St John University, points out “.. there are no grounds for concluding either that research fraud is any more common in social psychology than other disciplines or that its editorial processes are particularly poor at detecting it”, adding that: “Our sub-discipline does not deserve the harm to its reputation that may be provoked by the careless implication of unique deficiencies.” The Levelt report has also been criticised by the European Association of Social Psychology in an open letter to its members. In the February 2013 issue of The Psychologist, Willem Levelt, together with the chairs of the other two investigating committees, published a rejoinder to these and other criticisms. Drenth et al. acknowledge that they did not compare the situation in social psychology with other disciplines, but note that “such a comparative investigation was not part of the Committees' commission.” In a review for the Association for Psychological Science, Stapel's 315-page memoirs, entitled Ontsporing (“Derailed”), is described by Dutch psychologists Denny Borsboom and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers as “priceless and revealing”. Stapel recounts that his misdemeanours began when he was sitting alone in his office and changed “an unexpected 2 into a 4”. The reviewers describe the final chapter of the book as “unexpectedly beautiful” but note that it is full of lines taken from the works of writers Raymond Carver and James Joyce.

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