There are a variety of methods you can adopt for your research strategy, depending on your subject area or the outcome of your research. Research methodology will differ depending on whether:
Your strategies will be different as will the type of information sources you will seek and find.
See some databases below that offer examples of research methods, datasets or cases:
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO provides access to information about research methods compiled from a variety of Sage publications, including books/handbooks, articles, and the “Little Green Book” series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SRMO is searchable and browsable by author, and it includes a methods map, as well as video tutorials. Results can be refined to focus on specific academic disciplines of interest.
Great resource for learning more about what comprises a specific research method, with a view into how that method was applied within actual published scholarly literature.