Knowing who cares gives you
Who cares is often an agency, advocacy organization, or think tank. For example, if you were looking for tax policy, your list of who cares may include:
Identify concepts (ideas or thesis)
Put concepts into words
Look for a mix of books and articles using a mix of sources.
This can be at agency websites, in government documents, like the Federal Register, and within papers and reports produced by think tanks.
Often the best place to get started looking for data is to review the literature and reports. The second step is to ask: Who cares about this type of data?
Here are some examples to help you brainstorm.
This is in addition to law review articles and treatises