Centre for Social Informatics

  • Research areas

    Web surveys, Better internet, Internet society, Web usability, Survey methodology

Launch of the Interreg Europe project ITHACA and first project partners' meeting

Between January 18 and 19, Denmark hosted first project partners' meeting of the Interreg Europe project ITHACA (InnovaTion in Health And Care for All). Project involves 9 European regions with a shared ambition to accelerate the scaling up of smart health and care innovation that can support active and healthy living and secure the triple win of economic growth, more sustainable health and care systems and improved well-being of Europe’s citizens.

10. February 2017 | News

Scientific publications of CSI members in 2016

In the past year the CSI members published seven scientific articles and two chapters in one monograph.

25. January 2017 | News

Andraž Petrovčič, PhD received the solemn certificate for exceptional pedagogical and research accomplishments

Within the University week, that was carried out between 5th and 9th December 2016, Andraž Petrovčič, PhD received the solemn certificate for young academics and higher education employees for exceptional pedagogical and research accomplishments.

12. December 2016 | News

University of Salerno hosted Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD

From November 21st to 24th, 2016, the University of Salerno, Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences, hosted associate professor Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, within the Erasmus+ programme.

5. December 2016 | News

About the centre

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) was established in 2011 and currently includes 22 researchers drawn from various disciplines as required by the complexity of Internet society research. CSI activities refer to the area of social informatics, a discipline dealing with the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in contemporary society. The research projects at CSI are related to web survey methodology and the use of digital technology in social science data collection in general, safe use of the Internet, social media, digital inequality, web and mobile usability etc. Researchers at CSI are one of the world’s leading groups in the area of the web survey methodology. They have published numerous scientific articles, created the related global website WebSM (http://www.websm.org), and developed a tool for creating and managing web surveys EnKlikAnketa (OneClickSurvey: http://english.1ka.si/). In 2015, they gathered their scientific findings in the book Callegaro, Lozar Manfreda, Vehovar: Web survey methodology published by Sage. Since January 2015, the CSI has been granted with the research programme “Internet Research”, directed by Prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD, which aims to investigate the Internet as an object and as a tool for social science research. 


E-mail: cdi@fdv.uni-lj.si, Tel: +386 1 5805 286

National research projects

Methodology of social research within the context of e-social science

Duration: 1. avgust 2014 - 31. july 2016

Young researcher - Ana Slavec

Duration: 1. november 2011 - 30. april 2015

Young researcher - Anže Sendelbah

Duration: 1. december 2012 - 31. may 2016

NRP - Internet research

Duration: 1. january 2015 - 31. december 2016

Young researcher - Gregor Čehovin

Duration: 1. november 2014 - 30. april 2018

Automatization of development and evaluation of web survey

Duration: 1. july 2014 - 30. june 2017

Digital inclusion and active ageing: development of user centered methodological approach for research of mobile use among elderly users.

Duration: 1. july 2014 - 30. june 2017

International research projects

ERIC - European Social Survey: Post-stratification weights.

COST - Dynamics of virtual work

Duration: 29. october 2012 - 28. october 2016

COST- WEBDATANET: web-based data-collection - methodological challenges, solutions and implementation

Duration: 16. june 2011- 15. june 2015

NFM-2013- Responding to hate speech – activation of an independent conjunctive body (act)

Duration: 1. september 2014 - 29. february 2016

ISOLearn: Innovation and Social Learning in HEI

Duration: 1. september 2014 - 31. august 2016


Duration: 1. february 2013 - 30. june 2015

Duration: 1. november 2012 - 31. october 2014



A tool for web surveying,located at http://english.1ka.si/ enables creating a  web survey, surveying and analyzing the data. 



Awareness Centre under the EU Safer Internet Programme, SAFE.SI raises awareness  about safe and responsible use of internet and new technologies. 

Spletno oko


Hotline for reporting hate speech and child sexual abuse images on the internet


WebSM website is dedicated to the methodological issues of Web surveys. It also covers broader area of interaction between modern technologies and survey data collection process.

social-informatics Web Site Social Informatics integrates all areas of social informatics, study programs and research centers in the world.

fdvinfoFDVinfo is the website of the study program of social informatics.



Project Internet Use in Slovenia (RIS) is running since 1996. On the website www.ris.org all the studies that have been carried out within the project are collected.


Investigating respondent multitasking in web surveys using paradata
Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], Feb. 2016, vol. 55, pages 777-787

The effect of email invitation elements on response rate in a web survey within an online community
Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], Mar. 2016, vol. 56, pages 320-329

Web survey methodology
Sage, 2015. XX, 318 pages

Older people's perceptions and experiences of a digital learning game
Gerontechnology, ISSN 1569-111X. [Online ed.], 2015, vol. 13, no. 3, pages 322-331

Mobile phone communication in social support networks of older adults in Slovenia
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, FORTUNATI, Leopoldina, VEHOVAR, Vasja, KAVČIČ, Matic, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
Telematics and informatics, ISSN 0736-5853, Nov. 2015, vol. 32, no. 4, pages 642-655


Bibliography (January 2016)