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Kaja Smole Orehek's doctoral thesis: Psychosocial outcomes of eCare services use for employed informal carers of older people

Kaja Smole Orehek, a member of Centre for Social Informatics, successfully completed doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the young researcher training financed by Slovenian Research Agency.

4. January 2023 | News

Visit of Štěpán Žádník at CSI

Štěpán Žádník visited the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) between February and August 2022 as a doctoral student at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). During his stay at CSI, he worked on his dissertation thesis under guidance of Dr. Andraž Petrovčič.

19. December 2022 | News

Roundtable: Social Informatics Career Paths

On Wednesday, 7. 12. 2022, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted a roundtable on career paths of Social Informatics graduates, organized by the DID Student Society and the Chair of Social Informatics and Methodology in collaboration with four distinguished alumni of the programme.

12. December 2022 | News

Andreja Praček receives the Faculty Award for the Best Academic Performance

Andreja Praček, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics, is one of the recipients of the Faculty's Award for the Best Academic Performance at the post-graduate level.

8. December 2022 | 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 2015, the CSI has been granted with the research programme “Internet Research”, directed by prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD, which investigates the Internet as an object and as a tool for social science research. 

Head of CSI: Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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Article Publication: Izzivi uporabe neverjetnostnih spletnih panelov v družboslovnem raziskovanju

In the article, the authors Vasja Vehovar, PhD and Gregor Čehovin, PhD, members of the Centre for Social Informatics, review evaluations of nonprobability online panels, illustrate typical problems encountered, and present guidelines for deciding whether to use them.

16. January 2023 | Publications

Article Publication: Reported User-Generated Online Hate Speech: The Ecosystem, Frames, and Ideologies

In their new scholarly paper, Iztok Šori, PhD (The Peace Institute) and Vasja Vehovar, PhD (Centre for Social Informatics) draw attention to the proliferation of hate speech that threatens the health of democracy and media systems in contemporary societies.

16. January 2023 | Publications

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National projects

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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Evaluating probability and nonprobability online panels. More >>

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Probability web panels in national statistics for persons and households. 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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The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults. More >>

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International projects

CYBERSAFE MOOC - 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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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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ITHACA - The project ambition is 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 >>

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

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 TRACeD - Tackling gender based cyberviolence among adolescent girls and young women. More >>

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Str-ESFRI - Strengthening the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures – ESFRIMore >>

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Highlighted publications

The role of proxy internet use in sequential pathways of digital exclusion : an empirical test of a conceptual model
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, REISDORF, Bianca Christin, PREVODNIK, Katja, GROŠELJ, Darja
Computers in human behavior, 2021.
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Should we be concerned about how information privacy concerns are measured in online contexts? : a systematic review of survey scale development studies
BARTOL, Jošt, VEHOVAR, Vasja, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
Informatics, 2021.
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Measuring internet skills in a general population : a large-scale validation of the short Internet Skills Scale in Slovenia
GROŠELJ, Darja, DEURSEN, Alexander J. A. M. van, DOLNIČAR, Vesna, BURNIK, Tomaž, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
The Information society : an international journal, 2021.
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Enhancing sociality, self-presentation, and play: a case study of digital scenarios among schoolchildren in an epidemic context
OBLAK ČRNIČ, Tanja, BREČKO, Barbara
Information, Communication & Society, 2021.
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Re-domestication of Internet technologies : digital exclusion or digital choice?
GROŠELJ, Darja
Journal of computer-mediated communication, 2021.
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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, 2021.
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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, 2020.
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Methodological issues when interpreting changes in social phenomena over time : perceptions of relative difference, absolute difference, and time distance
PREVODNIK, Katja, VEHOVAR Vasja
Sociological methods & research, 2020
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Web survey methodology
CALLEGARO, Mario, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Sage, 2015.
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CSI Paper Series

Bibliography (June 2022)

Research and expertise

BETTER INTERNET

  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Countering child abuse online
  • Internet addiction prevention
  • Improvement of digital literacy and etiquette
  • Preventing gender-based cyberviolence

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 and mobile usability
  • Designing for Older Adults
  • User-centered design