Documentary analysis as a qualitative methodology to explore disaster mental health : insights from analysing a documentary on communal riots

@inproceedings{Viswambharan2015DocumentaryAA,
  title={Documentary analysis as a qualitative methodology to explore disaster mental health : insights from analysing a documentary on communal riots},
  author={Aswathy P Viswambharan and Kumar Ravi Priya},
  year={2015}
}
A paradigm shift in disaster mental health research has renewed the emphasis on the survivors’ experiences of suffering and healing. This article highlights the importance of utilizing documentary analysis as one of the important qualitative methodologies to explore post-disaster distress of the survivors. Following Figueroa’s (2008) approach to the analysis of audio-visual texts, the methodological steps, outcomes and their salience have been illustrated through an analysis of a documentary… CONTINUE READING

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