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Is losing raw data regarded as data fabrication? (Unpublished undergraduate thesis)

To answer your title question, no, fabrication of data is not the same as losing data. The latter is certainly still undesirable, but nowhere near as bad as the former. As you point out, losing data ...
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What recourse do I have if an author refuses to share data despite their data availability statement?

First, you should ask them again, but nicely. Often, the papers / projects are "administered" by Ph.D. students, who after graduation loose access to the machines on which the data might be. ...
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