I am developing a simulator for a data mining tool. The simulator will be an abstract version of the tool so that people can perform their experiments easily.
I am doing this project for a post Masters Degree and "verification and validation" are a part of the report. Please note that this is not a research degree and the projects are fixed term. So my project time cannot be extended. Also, its not a research project so a publication is not required.
The problem is that I don't have enough time left for the project and my simulator is not realistic enough to validate with the real tool. I asked the director of our program and he told me that I should ask my stakeholders to limit the scope of the implementation and I should validate against a limited scope. But whenever I ask one of my stakeholders(who will be using the simulator), he says that I cannot validate my simulator against the real tool unless I do all of the implementation. I asked him to restrict the scope of validation(only for the report) so that I can put the validation in my report. He said that we can ask my supervisor (who is on vacation for the next three weeks and isn't responding to emails).
I could try and finish the implementation by spending my weekends and nights on it but even then I will not be able to put the validation in my report because the report deadline is a month before the project deadline.
Do you have any suggestions for the validation of my simulator ?