Qeludra B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Susanne Friese started working with computer software for qualitative data analysis in 1992. Her initial contact with CAQDAS tools was from 1992 to 1994 in the USA. In the following years, she worked with the CAQDAS Project in England (1994 – 1996). She has taught courses on The Ethnograph and Nud*ist (today NVivo), MAXQDA, and ATLAS.ti. Susanne has supervised numerous projects around the world in a consulting capacity, authored teaching materials, and is the author of the ATLAS.ti User’s Manual, sample projects, and other documentation. The third edition of her book “Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti” was published in 2019. In 2021 and 2022, she published book chapters in SAGE Handbooks on qualitative methodology, one on the use of CAQDAS tools and Grounded Theory and another on the role of CAQDAS software for design in qualitative research. Recently, she founded Qeludra B.V., whose mission is to help businesses implement qualitative research methods to tackle challenges that cannot be solved by conventional methods.