12. DOC Y : Why are you Doc Y?

Why not just Mr Y?   (G23)

I am a doctor, but not a medical doctor.  I have a Ph D, which stands for Philosophiae Doctor, which is Latin for Doctor of Philosophy.  That means I have done research – I discovered something that wasn’t known before.

To save you asking, I’ll explain what I did, although it’s not very exciting. The leaders of the Scottish universities were worried about the students who failed their first years, and were thrown out.  They wanted someone to find out why these students failed.  If they could predict those who were most likely to fail in the future, they could warn and help them.  That was the investigation I did.