No formal pedagogical culture for research methods in the social sciences seems to exist and, as part of the authors' endeavour to establish such a culture, this article reviews current literature about teaching research methods and identifies the gaps in the research. Articles in academic journals spanning a 10-year period were collected by searching academic catalogues and compiling a database of 195 articles published in 61 journals. These articles were reviewed and are discussed according to seven themes. Three specific gaps in research are identified that indicate some new agendas for research on teaching research methods in the social sciences. The implications for developing a pedagogical culture for research methods from the current literature reviewed are discussed.