Next, read all the other review papers that have been published on related topics, or similar topics in related fields, over the previous two to three decades, to make sure that you understand what has been already done and to make sure that there is a gap in the existing reviews.
Now, I can confirm that my first review in 2011 is not like my review a few days ago.
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Once you have your question, start reading the literature to gather evidence.
It is a good idea to do this in a systematic way to make sure that you are not cherry-picking the literature to support a pre-concieved idea or to favor the research of one particular group.