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MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Dr. Elif Kuş Saillard

Language(s)English, Turkish
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
RadiusTurkey, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland


  • Starter Workshop
  • Advanced Workshop

Method Focus

  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Visualizations
  • Ethnography
  • Grounded Theory
  • Mixed Methods
Methodological Expertise
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Grounded Theory
Consulting Services

Research Design, Data Analysis and software


I have been a MAXQDA-Trainer since 2009 and have given more than 60 workshops. I hold a PhD in sociology and I studied methodology as a subject in itself. I have used MAXQDA for analyzing qualitative data in several projects. I gave consultancy to several research projects on how to use MAXQDA in their research. I co-organised an international conference in Istanbul (Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices, Link:, with top level speakers coming from the UK and Germany and participants from 15 countries.

I regularly offer methodological courses in the field of social research. I am founder of NAM Qualitative Research Center in Turkey which is the only one. I offered workshops to hundreds of academics from various disciplines such as Medicine, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing, etc.  By starting NAM in 2013, it became possible to pursue these activities full-time, offering a full program and being available to respond to the needs of hundreds of academics, students, the commercial sector and anyone that might be interested in CAQDAS for their work or research projects.

Relevant Publications

Kuş Saillard, Elif (2011). Systematic Versus Interpretive Analysis with Two CAQDAS Packages: NVivo and MAXQDA [75 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research12(1), Art. 34,


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