I am MSc student, data-science, and a senior student - I mean, I invested on a degree in later age of my life with desire to get into research roles.
I was assigned a supervisor for my MSc Thesis who is not engaged. He clearly said cannot help, for my research topic is not in his own domain. The systematic review prepared in other course was very good (A-score) but only feedback I got from him is trim it down, and comply with length and structure of the template of the university.
I told him I'm interested in getting the most of this work for research desire, shift in career maybe towards a PhD maybe - the answer was something weird - why do you want to? I did research because my mother wanted, but I would have like to do XYZ -.
I was requested to write which resarch strategy and methods; I struggle to choose between two ways, one would be an experiment but I d need to acquire skills - willing to, but I don't know I will be able to get in time (~2 months)- the other would be a more explorative work, a case study but maybe more difficult to communicate and argue about relevance of final result.
I prepared diagrams and bullet points describing steps for both two options, and pros and cons for each as well; send emails to him asking for help, but only got reply: I am not gonna read a 10000 words document. Trim it down first. Write first 1 page about what you wanna do. I suspect slide presentation and systematic review were not read either, because I explained what I wanted to do.
I actually asked to read the bullet point lists and diagrams (1 page) - I would have trim down the rest of the parts accordingly to research strategy - but request was ignored.
I m gutted, don't know how to extract the best from this.
On a personal level, I feel that the more questions and feedback I ask, the more the work for him to bother.
How to handle this situation, and avoid it reverberate badly on my thesis and graduation?
Note the degree is on distance learning, so meeting via zoom call only, I cannot go on knocking the door.