Centre for Social Informatics

Sakari Taipale, PhD published an article in the journal Technology and Society

Sakari Taipale, PhD, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics and Internet research programme, published an article in the journal Technology and Society. The article, titled »Heterogeneity of traditional and digital media use among older adults: A six-country comparison« focuses on analysing use of traditional media and their digital equivalents by older adults in six countries.

13. July 2021 | News

Completed research related to ESS Electronic Questionnaire Device

Members of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, have successfully completed research related to a ESS Electronic Questionnaire Device, in collaboration with NatCen, National Centre for Social Research, and European Social Survey Research Infrastructure Research Consortium (ESS ERIC).

5. July 2021 | News

CSI members have organized a panel at the ICA 2021 conference

The CSI research group organized a panel “The implications of social support and later life for the digital inclusion of older adults” at the Annual international conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in which participants presented the results of quantitative and qualitative studies investigating the role of social support in digital inclusion of older adults.

7. June 2021 | News

Four national seminars were conducted as part of the project D-CARE

In May, as part of the project D-CARE (Interreg Danube), we organised four national seminars at the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) FSS UL, to which we invited stakeholders and representatives of the Slovenian project partners. Three events were held as part of the first work package (WP1) - which aims to design and pilot test innovative learning environments, and one event addressed the activities of the second work package (WP2), in which we will design a Smart Care Lab.

31. May 2021 | News

About the centre

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), established in 2011, currently includes 26 researchers. Their research fields refer to web survey methodology and the use of digital technology in social science data collection in general, safe use of the Internet, digital inequality, eHealth and eCare.

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 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 Web survey methodology book (Callegaro, Lozar Manfreda and Vehovar) 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. 

Head of CSI: Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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


Bartol, Vehovar and Petrovčič published an article in the journal Informatics

Jošt Bartol, Vasja Vehovar, PhD, and Andraž Petrovčič, PhD, members of the Centre for Social Informatics, published an article in the journal Informatics titled Should We Be Concerned about How Information Privacy Concerns Are Measured in Online Contexts? A Systematic Review of Survey Scale Development Studies. In the article, the authors present the results of a systematic review of survey scales for measuring information privacy concern.

17. May 2021 | Publications

The book "Web Survey Methodology" is now open access at Sage

In 2015, the book "Web Survey Methodology" was published by Sage. The authors are Mario Callegaro, PhD, from Google and Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, and Vasja Vehovar, PhD, from UL, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics. It is the leading monograph in the field of web survey methodology and is now available for free in PDF and EPUB3 formats.

9. March 2021 | Publications

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National projects

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OneClickSurvey An open source application for creating, conducting and analyzing online surveys. The use is free of charge. More >>

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Internet research - Research programme that covers the Internet as a research object and the Internet as a tool for social science research. More >>

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UL student's surveys – Conducting of student's surveys at University of Ljubljana to evaluate the courses, professors and to measure the general satisfaction of students. More >>

 

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Factors impacting intention to use smart technology enabled care services among family carers of older people in the context of long-distance care - More >>
 

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Understanding and analysis of users' needs for the development of e-services for integrated social and health care in the aging society - More >>
 

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Using paradata to evaluate response quality in surveys - Addresses data quality of computer assisted surveys. More>>

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Integration of mobile devices into survey research in social sciences: Development of a comprehensive methodological approach. More >>

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The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults. More >>

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New technologies, new inequalities? Theoretical and empirical investigation of the role of mobile Internet access in differential engagement with online services. More >>

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International projects

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CYBERSAFE -  Project deals with cyber violence against woman and girls. More >>

 

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CYBERVAW - The objectives of the project are to raise awareness, combat gender stereotypes, prevent, reduce and change attitudes towards cyber violence and harassment against girls and women in Slovenia. More >>

D-CARE - A main objective is to improve the skills and develop, validate and scale up smart solutions that will strengthen and integrate the regional social and healthcare systems in Danube regions.. More >>

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CYBERVAG - Main objective is to bring together experts in the field of online violence and gender inequalities to develop educational materials. More >>

 

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 i-evAALution - integrating and evaluating AAL solutions. More >>

 

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BEHAVE - SEE beyond Hate: Learning and Acting to Counter Hate Speech Online in South East Europe. More >>

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ITHACA - 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. More >>

Safe.Si - Awareness project about safer internet usage and safe usage of all other new technologies. More >>

 

Hotline Spletno oko - Enables internet users anonymous report of hate speech and child sexual abuse images while they come across online. More >>

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Highlighted publications

Going online on behalf of someone else : characteristics of Internet users who act as proxy users
REISDORF, Bianca Christin, PETROVČIČ, Andraž, GROŠELJ, Darja
New media & society, 2020.
[Post-print] [Google Scholar]


Social informatics research : schools of thought, methodological basis, and thematic conceptualization
SMUTNY, Zdenek, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Web versus other survey modes : an updated and extended meta-analysis comparing response rates
DAIKELER, Jessica, BOŠNJAK, Michael, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja
Journal of survey statistics and methodology, 2019.
[Google Scholar]

Robot acceptance model for care (RAM-care) : a principled approach to the intention to use care robots
TURJA, Tuuli, AALTONEN, Iina, TAIPALE, Sakari, OKSANEN, Atte
Information & Management, 2020.
[Google Scholar]

Improving the measurement of older adults' mobile device proficiency : results and implications from a study of older adult smartphone users
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, BOOT, Walter Richard, BURNIK, Tomaž, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
IEEE access, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Predictors of seniors' interest in assistive applications on smartphones : evidence from a population-based survey in Slovenia
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, PEEK, Sebastiaan, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
International journal of environmental research and public health, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Oblike in dejavniki dostopa do interneta v Sloveniji
GROŠELJ, Darja, MATJAŠIČ, Miha
Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Smart but not adapted enough : heuristic evaluation of smartphone launchers with an adapted interface and assistive technologies for older adults
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, ROGELJ, Ajda, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
Computers in human behavior, 2018.
[Google Scholar]

Design of mobile phones for older adults : an empirical analysis of design guidelines and checklists for feature phones and smartphones
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, TAIPALE, Sakari, ROGELJ, Ajda, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
International journal of human-computer interaction, 2018.
[Google Scholar]

Meta-Analyses in Survey Methodology: A Systematic Review

ČEHOVIN, Gregor, BOSNJAK, Michael, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja
Public Opinion Quarterly, 2018.
[Post-print] [Google Scholar]

Web survey methodology
CALLEGARO, Mario, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Sage, 2015.
[Google Scholar]


Bibliography (December 2020)

Research and expertise

BETTER INTERNET

  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Countering child abuse online
  • Countering hate speech
  • Internet addiction prevention
  • Improvement of digital literacy and etiquette

INTERNET SOCIETY

  • Social informatics
  • Information society policymaking
  • Internet of Things
  • Active assisted living
  • eCare & eHealth services
  • ICTs in education

DIGITAL INEQUALITY

  • ICT and elderly
  • ICT and youth
  • Measuring the digital divide and skills
  • Digital and social inclusion
  • Information society indicators

SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODOLOGY

  • Web survey methodology
  • Social science statistics
  • Survey methods
  • Mixed-mode survey designs
  • New technologies in social science research
  • Mobile research
  • Data science

WEB SERVICES

  • Social media
  • Social network sites
  • Serious games
  • E-learning
  • E-management

USER EXPERIENCE

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Web usability
  • Mobile usability
  • Designing for Older Adults
  • User-centered design