This new resource contains books, encyclopedias and dictionaries and customized project planners to help with your research methods questions: what makes a successful literature review?
Another type of review is the systematic review
One resource for this type of research is The Campbell Collaboration which presents evidence-based studies for a variety of social issues.
Say you have a topic of interest like one of the examples below:
Start by writing a question or statement that describes your topic. For example:
At the same time, collect some background information to set up the scope, or limits, of your thesis statement. Some suggested resources:
How do I choose a research topic?
How do I develop a research question?
How do I choose keywords for my search?
How do I find peer-reviewed articles?