What is your rationale for using this qualitative methodology in this particular study?

Use the following structure for your paper (all APA-style, 7th edition): Title Page Abstract Parallels Chapter 1 of a Qualitative Dissertation at Regent U. Introduction Statement of the Problem Rationale of the Study Purpose of the Study Short review of the related, pertinent literature (highlights the need and importance of the research with a minimum of eight or more key sources reviewed) Parallels Chapter 2 of a Qualitative Dissertation at Regent U. Methods Research Questions (include a paragraph about how the questions are consistent with the selected methodology) Review your choice of qualitative analysis (What is your rationale for using this qualitative methodology in this particular study?) The Researchers Role (researcher as instrument, researcher challenges, etc.) Procedures (Note: Must be consistent with your selected qualitative methodology) Selection of Data Sources: participant selection criteria, method, archival data source(s), and/or observation environment, etc. Data Collection (instrument selection and design, for example, semi-structured interview) Data Analysis (must be consistent with your selected qualitative methodology) Ethical Considerations (very important) Reference List It is expected that this paper will include 10 pages of text (not counting title page, abstract and references). All proposals must be accompanied by a reference list and be in APA (7th edition) style from start to finish including title page, text, and reference list. Here is my topic and an outline for my paper “Unveiling the Digital Frontier: Exploring the Impact of Screen Time on Cognitive Development in Children.” Abstract: This qualitative research dissertation aims to unveil the nuanced impact of screen time on the cognitive development of children in the digital age. Grounded in ecological systems theory and cognitive development frameworks, the study employs a phenomenological approach to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of children, parents, and educators. Through in-depth interviews, observations, and thematic analysis, the research seeks to contribute rich insights into the intricate relationship between screen time and cognitive development. Findings from diverse demographic backgrounds will be presented, offering a holistic understanding of the digital frontier’s influence on the cognitive landscapes of children. The study’s implications extend to informing educational practices, parental guidance, and policies addressing children’s screen time. Chapter Breakdown: 1. Introduction: Background: Overview of the digital age and pervasive use of screens among children. Introduction to the significance of understanding screen time’s impact on cognitive development. Rationale: Identification of the research gap in qualitative exploration. Importance of nuanced insights to supplement existing literature. Research Questions and Objectives: Clear articulation of research questions. Objective: To provide a rich, qualitative exploration of the relationship between screen time and cognitive development in children. 2. Literature Review: Overview of Screen Time Studies: Review of quantitative and qualitative studies on the effects of screen time. Summary of key findings and gaps. Theoretical Framework: Discussion of ecological systems theory and cognitive development frameworks guiding the study. Application of theories to research questions. Current Debates and Gaps: Identification of debates and gaps in the literature. Framework for study contribution. 3. Research Design and Methodology: Qualitative Approach: Justification for a phenomenological research design. Explanation of the chosen approach. Participants: Selection criteria for children, parents, and educators. Recruitment strategies and ethical considerations. Data Collection: Detailed explanation of interview and supplementary data collection methods. Consideration of data analysis techniques. Data Analysis: Thematic analysis as the chosen approach. Measures for rigor and trustworthiness. 4. Participants: Demographics: Overview of participant characteristics. Consideration of diverse backgrounds. Informed Consent: Discussion of the informed consent process. 5. Data Collection: Interviews: Description of interview protocols. Strategies for creating a comfortable environment. Observations/Journals: Rationale for supplementary methods. Enrichment of qualitative data. 6. Data Analysis: Thematic Analysis: Detailed explanation of the analysis process. Presentation of emerging themes and patterns. 7. Results: Presentation of Findings: Detailed presentation of findings through thematic categories. Use of illustrative quotes. Integration with Literature: Discussion of findings in relation to existing literature. Implications of qualitative insights. 8. Discussion: Interpretation of Findings: Exploration of the implications of findings. Meaning of themes in the context of cognitive development. Limitations: Identification and discussion of study limitations. Reflexivity regarding the researcher’s influence. Recommendations: Suggestions for future research. Practical recommendations for various stakeholders. 9. Conclusion: Summary: Recapitulation of key findings and their significance. Final Thoughts: Reflection on the contributions of the study. 10. References: Comprehensive list of all sources cited in the dissertation.