Uninterested in my research how do I handle it?

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Physics_UG
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So I have been in an EE PhD program for about 7 months and I am feeling uninterested in my current research field. I think I could be much more productive if I had a passion for my research. I am considering switching research groups. How should I go about this in a tactful way without losing funding or getting my advisor upset? Should I bring my concerns to my advisor's attention now or should I find a different professor first and then talk to my current advisor? How do you think I should handle this difficult situation?

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Switch to astronomy :0
 
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Physics_UG
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Thanks but I'd prefer to stay within the realm of EE.
 
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cristo
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Don't worry about 'upsetting' people. If you're not happy, then chat to your supervisor about it.
 

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