What is an experimental plan?

All of the topics discussed so far, and more, should be part of the experimental plan. The experimental plan IS A WRITTEN DOCUMENT explaining THE PURPOSE of the experiments. In other words, What is the experiment solving for? THE PLAN should describe any physical restrictions on the process of taking the measurements. For example, should specific people obtain the measurements? What measuring equipment should be used? And so on. RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED by time, money, and other real world constraints should be included. IN SHORT, THINK of the experimental plan as answering the old journalists requirements of 5 Ws and 1 H: who, what when, where, why and how. The purpose of the experiment answers the why. Your plan also needs to discuss Who will be involved? What will each person do? When will they do it? Where will the activities take place? How will the results be analyzed and how will the analysis be used?