I am writing my Master Thesis in Computer Science and am quite desperate. I have been experimenting with a new set of mathematical tools my advisor has done research on.
In the last three month, the experiments did not work well and did not propose the superior results he proposed previously. Even though I use it in a different setting, I expected it to work at least reasonably well.
That it doesn't work should not be a problem to write my thesis. I only need to find the right explanations for it. However, I have not the slightest idea. These tools are a niche topic even in mathematics and I am a computer scientist.
Apart from this, I am afraid only doing an error analysis won't be sufficient for a master thesis. Since these experiments were actually the premise for further modifications and ideas, I am afraid those has become also useless.