I have a month to finish an undergraduate research project required to receive my diploma and I am facing the situation when an undergraduate is too low in the academic scale to fight his/her professor, a very stubborn one indeed. Just to say that in a previous situation I warned him/her about certain approach that I knew was not going to work (because I checked) and, besides being scolded, was obliged to loose an entire month of my project doing menial things.
Yes, I made mistakes too. This is my first research project in his/her field and some scripts needed corrections. I don't want to sound that harsh. The professor went discontented and very stressed for a couple of weeks due to finals and similar stuff and, during that time, the amount of data exploded. Furthermore, He/She is an excellent Human, willing to support you in every possible situation, but, when it comes to work, I have been feeling like Sisyphus, pushing a stone that goes nowhere for most of the project and then obliged to fix up everything that went wrong (and made responsible of it).
I put sweat and tears in the project expecting, after all the ordeal, something good will come out, but this definitely won't happen. The project involves funding and my professor wants the most accurate results, but I have to think about myself and my graduation too. This is Computer Science and, although we have lots of machine power, there are always amounts of data beyond our capacities. Did anyone in computer science had a similar problem with his/her advisor? What did you do?