Because there can be so many false starts when searching for data, it is a good idea to establish a big picture for yourself. Answer these questions before you start searching and keep notes as you learn more as you go.
There may be times where the topic you're interested in will not have any accessible data. Before you go too far down the road of committing to a topic, be sure that data options exist and are available to you.
Assuming you have a general topic of interest, you might start looking for data in a number of ways. Here are a few examples.
In order from broad to narrow in scope
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