Prof. César A. Cisneros Puebla
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa,
Prof. Nigel Fielding
University of Surrey - Guilford
Dr Elif Kus Saillard is a recognised international authority in the Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis field. She is well-connected to the worldwide network of advanced users, developers and research experts, and has hosted major professional meetings and conferences in Turkey that have attracted the participation of leading figures in qualitative software from around the world. With long experience in qualitative methodology and a deep background in qualitative software, including a doctoral thesis on qualitative software and authoring several books on qualitative methods and software, Dr Kus Saillard is well-placed to provide expert training, expert advice, and a range of research services to those with interests in qualitative social science research.
I met Dr. Elif Kus Saillard at the time she was doing her doctoral dissertation. Our conversation in a small corridor in University of Murcia in the context of the 6th European Sociological Association Conference in 2003 has been the starting point of a good collaboration. Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011 is one of the successful outcomes of our efforts to create bridges between diverse cultures and ways of doing qualitative inquiry. I have no doubt in recognize Dr. Kus Saillard as a very enthusiastic colleague and very well trained researcher in qualitative data analysis assisted by computers. She is a key person in Turkey to be introduced to the fascinating world of qualitative computing in social sciences.