Usually research starts with developing and testing a "working hypothesis" challenging current paradigms. e.g.
a) Is William Shakspere (Stratford) identical with William Shakespeare (Author of "Macbeth" or "The Winters Tale"?
b) Was Marlowe’s murther feigned in reality?
The current mighty "media pabulum" of an adulation of William of Stratford ("Bardolatry") during his anniversary (apr.23, 400th year of death) , mainly written by a journalistic juvenile "pseudo-expertise" with always newly copied concoctions, makes it necesssary also to point to opposing views ....