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Dr. Andraž Petrovčič, Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Andraž Petrovčič, Associate Professor
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 200
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@cicvortep.zardna
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    The information about the office hours is published in Slovenian.

    BP 13

    Undergraduate courses
    Digital lab for the social sciences
    Social media and digital technologies
    Research of the internet in society I
    Web analytics

    Graduate courses
    Digital presence practicum
    Expert sphere:
    ICT & aging, Mobile usability, Digital Inequalities, Internet Studies, Survey Methodology
  • Andraž Petrovčič, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (FSS, UL). In addition to teaching courses in the field of social science methodology, data analytics and internet-related phenomena, he is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Informatics - CSI (FSS, UL). In 2020 he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Social and Public Policy in the field of Internet Research and Gerontology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Jyväskylä. The main areas of his research work are (1) a multidimensional analysis of social support in personal networks as a factor of digital inclusion, (2) understanding the importance of indirect internet use for the development of digital skills in an ageing society, (3) the study of older adults' user experience with interfaces on mobile devices, and (4) analysing outcomes and determinants of acceptance of ICT-based services for independent living among older adults. As a research fellow at the CSI, he has participated in more than 20 national and international projects, addressing various aspects of development of information society in terms of the role of the internet and other ICT (services) in active healthy ageing, people's everyday life and digital (in)equality. At the present, he is the leader of the research project »The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults« (2020-2023), founded by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). Dr. Petrovčič is the co-editor of Interacting with Broadband Society (Peter Lang, 2010) and (co-)author of several chapters and articles published in top-tier journals, including New Media & Society, Computers and Human Behaviour, The Information Society, Telematics & Informatics, Telecommunications Policy, etc. He is an active member of the editorial board of the journal Human Technology, and served as a member of the programme committee of Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII) conference between 2016 and 2020. He has organised and (co-)chaired a number of thematic sections, conference panels and workshops at international conferences in the fields of survey methodology, social informatics, internet studies, and gerontechnology. He was awarded with the Solemn prize for young academics and university lecturers for exceptional pedagogical and research accomplishments of University of Ljubljana (2016) and received the Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana for outstanding achievements in the field of scientific research (2019).
  • Selected papers by research areas:

    Usabillity and user experience:

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Walter Richard Boot, Tomaž Burnik, Vesna Dolničar. Improving the measurement of older adults' mobile device proficiency: results and implications from a study of older adult smartphone users. IEEE access, 2019, vol. 7, str. 150412-150422. ISSN 2169-3536, [COBISS.SI-ID 36419421], COMPENDEX, INSPEC, PUBMED, SCI-EXPANDED, Scopus, IF(2018) = 4.098

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Mojca Šetinc, Tomaž Burnik, Vesna Dolničar. A comparison of the usability of a standard and an age-friendly smartphone launcher: experimental evidence from usability testing with older adults. International journal of rehabilitation research, 2018, vol. 41, no. 4, str. 337-342. ISSN 0342-5282, [COBISS.SI-ID 35724893], CINAHL, COMPENDEX, ERC, MEDLINE, PROQUEST, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SCIE, Scopus, SSCI, IF(2018)= 1.378, Citations = 2

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Ajda Rogelj, Vesna Dolničar. Smart but not adapted enough: heuristic evaluation of smartphone launchers with an adapted interface and assistive technologies for older adults. Computers in human behavior, 2018, vol. 79, pp. 123-136. ISSN 0747-5632, [COBISS.SI-ID 35265885], Scopus (d), SSCI, Scopus (h), Scopus, CA, COMPENDEX, ERC, ERIHPLUS, IBZ, INSPEC, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SA, IF(2017) = 3.536

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Sakari Taipale, Ajda Rogelj, Vesna Dolničar. Design of mobile phones for older adults: an empirical analysis of design guidelines and checklists for feature phones and smartphones. International journal of human-computer interaction, 2018, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 251-264. ISSN 1044-7318, [COBISS.SI-ID 35061597], Scopus (d), SCIE, SSCI, Scopus, COMPENDEX, LISA, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, IF(2017) = 1.259

    Digital inequalites in the ageing society:

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Ana Slavec, Vesna Dolničar. The ten shades of silver: segmentation of older adults in the mobile phone market. International journal of human-computer interaction, 2018, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 845-860. ISSN 1044-7318, [COBISS.SI-ID 35275869], Scopus (d), SCIE, SSCI, Scopus, COMPENDEX, LISA, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, IF(2017) = 1.259

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Leopoldina Fortunati, Vasja Vehovar, Matic Kavčič, Vesna Dolničar. Mobile phone communication in social support networks of older adults in Slovenia. Telematics and informatics: an international journal on telecommunications & information technology, 2015, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 642-655. ISSN 0736-5853, [COBISS.SI-ID 33244509], SSCI, Scopus (d), Scopus, CA, COMPENDEX, ERC, IBZ, INSPEC, LISA, IF(2015) = 2.261

    Dolničar, Vesna, Darja Grošelj, Maša Filipovič Hrast, Vasja Vehovar, Andraž Petrovčič. The role of social support networks in proxy internet use from the intergenerational solidarity perspective. Telematics and informatics : an international journal on telecommunications & information technology, 2018, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 305-317. ISSN 0736-5853, [COBISS.SI-ID 35335773], SSCI, Scopus (d), Scopus, CA, COMPENDEX, ERC, INSPEC, LISA, IF(2017) = 3.789, Citatov = 1

    Grošelj, Darja, Bianca Christin Reisdorf, Andraž Petrovčič. Obtaining indirect internet access: an examination how reasons for internet non-use relate to proxy internet use. Telecommunications policy, 2019, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 213-224. ISSN 0308-5961, [COBISS.SI-ID 35721821], Scopus (d), SCIE, SSCI, Scopus, CA, COMPENDEX, ECONLIT, IBSS, INSPEC, LISA, PAIS, PUBMED, IF(2017) = 2.087

    Online communities:

    Petrič, Gregor, Andraž Petrovčič. Elements of the management of norms and their effects on the sense of virtual community. Online information review: The international journal of digital information research and use, 2014, vol. 38, no. 3, str. 436-454. ISSN 1468-4527, [COBISS.SI-ID 32640861], CAPLUS, COMPENDEX, ERC, FRANCIS, INSPEC, LISA, METADEX, PROQUEST, SCIE, Scopus, Scopus (d), SSCI, IF(2014) = 0.918, Citations = 4

    Petrič, Gregor, Andraž Petrovčič. Individual and collective empowerment in online communities: the mediating role of communicative interaction in web forums. The Information Society, 2014, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 184-199. ISSN 0197-2243, [COBISS.SI-ID 32683357], Scopus (d), SSCI, Scopus, CA, ERC, FRANCIS, INSPEC, LISA, SA, IF(2014) = 1.048

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Gregor Petrič. Differences in intrapersonal and interactional empowerment between lurkers and posters in health-related online support communities. Computers in Human Behavior, 2014, vol. 34, pp. 39-48. ISSN 0747-5632, [COBISS.SI-ID 32550237], Scopus (d), SSCI, Scopus (h), Scopus, CA, COMPENDEX, ERC, ERIH, FRANCIS, IBZ, INSPEC, METADEX, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SA, IF(2014) = 2.694

    Petrovčič Andraž, Vasja Vehovar, Aleš Žiberna. Posting, quoting, and replying: a comparison of methodological approaches to measure communication ties in web forums. Quality & quantity, 2012, vol. 46, no. 3, str. 829-854. ISSN 0033-5177, [COBISS.SI-ID 30132573], ERIH, ERIHA, ERIHC, FRANCIS, IBZ, INSPEC, IBSS, MEDLINE, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SCIE, Scopus, Scopus (d), SSCI, SA, WPSA IF(2012)= 0.728, Citations= 11

    Survey methodology:

    Petrovčič, Andraž, Gregor Petrič, Katja Lozar Manfreda. The effect of email invitation elements on response rate in a web survey within an online community. Computers in human behavior. 2016, vol. 56, pp. 320-329. ISSN 0747-5632 [COBISS.SI-ID 33758045], MBP, Scopus (d), SSCI, Scopus (h), Scopus, CA, CINAHL, COMPENDEX, ERC, ERIHPLUS, IBZ, INSPEC, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SA, IF(2016) = 3.435

    Sendelbah, Anže, Vasja Vehovar, Ana Slavec, Andraž Petrovčič. Investigating respondent multitasking in web surveys using paradata. Computers in human behavior, 2016, vol. 55, pp. 777-787. ISSN 0747-5632, [COBISS.SI-ID 33672285], Scopus (d), SSCI, Scopus (h), Scopus, CA, CINAHL, COMPENDEX, ERC, ERIHPLUS, IBZ, INSPEC, PSYCINFO, PUBMED, SA, IF(2016) = 3.435

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