Research planning needs to be totally outcomes-based. Identifying ‘research outcomes’ should never be seen as a separate activity from planning your research.
The trick in outcomes-based research planning is to first model the real-world problems the research is attacking.
In the example you can access below, imagine that the ‘projects’ are sub-aspects of your research. See how they’ve been mapped onto a visual DoView® Outcomes Model of the real-world problem that the research could be attempting to address.
Access the example here.
Three Ways DoView® Planning™ can be used in research. Overview of use in Research.