Here is a good example of a research project that needs both dedication and patience:
The article explains:
"The study shows a high level of dedication, with the researchers logging 1,893 dog-defecation observations using breeds ranging from beagles to mutts. The data was collected outside in open fields so dogs wouldn't be biased by routines established during regular walks. …"
Best wishes for a happy 2014, with both dedication and patience that you will need to graduate!