A research plan should answer the following:
1. What is the research question?
2. What would be research outcomes? How the proposed work will make original contribution?
3. What are the hypothesis?
4. How you are going to test the hypothesis?
5. What data is needed? How will it be collected?
6. How the data will be analysed?
7. What methodology you will follow, and why?
8. What the major milestones and timeline for completion?