There is a wealth of existing data that you can use as the evidence base for your research. There are several types of data repositories that you can search as well as data registries that you can access to see what existing data is already out there that you can work with.
It's important to critically evaluate the data set that you might like to work with, including
Here's a link to a check list you can consider to help you evaluate whether the data you've found is suitable.
The following table introduces the different types of data repositories you could access:
|Type||Link and description|
Deakin Research Online: http://dro.deakin.edu.au
|Open data||Open Government data http://www.data.gov.au|