For my research masters, one graded activity is to undertake a piece of research and present findings.
We collected data and the analysis part was self-assigned to one member and myself. The analysis and results ultimately presented by the team member was very basic, and included nothing more than a sum, count and percentage of responses presented in an excel graph.
The supervisor responded that he was unable to follow findings and suggested advanced analysis.
I then undertook this work, redid the analysis in R, and presented the findings in an advanced/visual form, using regression analysis and correlation matrices and suggested the group explore data/findings and suggest additional hypotheses to test.
The member who originally did the analysis feels let down and asked meaningless, trivial and baseless questions when I presented findings, in an effort to discredit my work. She felt I was trying to better her.
The supervisor is yet to comment on the validity/usefulness of my analysis work.
In my earlier degree, I gained a good understanding of research methods and statistics. However, this person, from what I’ve seen, does not seem familiar with fundamental research concepts or statistical methods.
How do I handle this situation?
How important is it to regress to ideas that everyone is comfortable with to avoid challenges like these?