Centre for Social Informatics

Workshop on mixed-mode surveys 2020 held at FDV

Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) organized the traditional annual Workshop on mixed-mode surveys, which was held on 23 September 2020, from 9.00 to 13.00. It was attended by researchers of CSI, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and the National Institute of Public Health with the aim of exchanging findings in the field of web and mixed-mode surveys.

24. September 2020 | News

Democratic forum on assessing eligibility for long-term care

In September 2020, Centre for Social Informatics in cooperation with Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, organised a democratic forum on the eligibility assessment for long-term care as part of the project on evaluation of long-term care. The members of the project group are testing a new assessment instrument and new criteria for eligibility for long-term care in Slovenia, as defined in the proposal of the new Long-Term Care Act (currently under public discussion).

18. September 2020 | News

Gregor Čehovin and Nejc Berzelak presented a paper on response quality at GOR 2020

Gregor Čehovin, Ph. D., and Nejc Berzelak, Ph. D., from the Centre for Social Informatics participated in the international conference General Online Research (GOR) 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference was held online on September 10 and 11, 2020. They presented the paper “Designing Grid Questions in Smartphone Surveys: A Review of Current Practice and Data Quality Implications” in the session A.3.2 (Scales and Questions).

14. September 2020 | News

CSI launches national research project The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults

Research team of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (UL FSS CSI) has launched a new basic research project The implications of proxy internet use (PIU) for the internet skills of older adults. The project launched on 1st September 2020 and will last for three years. The project is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency.

10. September 2020 | 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: Jernej Berzelak, PhD

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


New article about socially unacceptable discourse on Facebook news portals

Vasja Vehovar, PhD, member of the Centre for Social Informatics, published an article together with Blaž Povž, Darja Fišer, PhD, Nikola Ljubešić, PhD, Ajda Šulc, Dejan Jontes, PhD. The article was published in Teorija in praksa and deals with the socially unacceptable discourse on Facebook news portals.

7. July 2020 | Publications

A new article published in New Media & Society

Dr. Darja Grošelj and dr. Andraž Petrovčič, members of the Centre for Social Informatics, FDV UL, published an article entitled Going online on behalf of someone else: Characteristics of Internet users who act as proxy users in co-authorship with dr. Bianca C. Reisdorf from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.

3. July 2020 | 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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Digital transformation of quantitative data collection in social science research: Integrating survey data collection in social science research. 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 >>

 

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COOP4HEALTHCARE - Addresses the challenges of improving health cooperation and providing balanced, modern, and high-quality care to all population areas on a local and independent basis. More >>

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sCAN - The aim of the project is to count online hate speech using a multidimensional approach. 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, ISSN 1461-4448, 2020, vol. , no. , 21


Social informatics research : schools of thought, methodological basis, and thematic conceptualization
SMUTNY, Zdenek, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, 2019, 11 str

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, ISSN 2325-0984, 2019, vol. , no. , str. 1-27

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, ISSN 0378-7206, 2020

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, ISSN 2169-3536, 2019, vol. 7, str. 150412-150422

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, ISSN 1660-4601, 2019, vol. 16, no. 9

Oblike in dejavniki dostopa do interneta v Sloveniji

GROŠELJ, Darja, MATJAŠIČ, Miha
Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, ISSN 0040-3598, apr.-jun. 2019, letn. 56, št. 2, str. 601-622, 747

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, ISSN 0747-5632. Feb. 2018, vol. 79, str. 123-136

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, ISSN 1044-7318, 2018, vol. 34, no. 3, str. 251-264

Meta-Analyses in Survey Methodology: A Systematic Review

ČEHOVIN, Gregor, BOSNJAK, Michael, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja
Public Opinion Quarterly, ISSN 0033-362X, 2018, vol. 82, no. 4, str. 641-660

Web survey methodology
CALLEGARO, Mario, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Sage, 2015. XX, 318 str.


Bibliography (June 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