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CSI participated in Applied Statistics 2022 and hosted prof. Donald B. Rubin

Prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD and Gregor Čehovin, PhD of Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) participated in the 18th International Conference on Applied Statistics, held at the Faculty of Social Sciences on September 19–21, 2022. At the conference, they presented the paper “Online survey panels in modern social science research: Can nonprobability sampling replace probability sampling?” The presentation included a summary of global meta-studies on nonprobability online panels and two case studies from Slovenia.

26. September 2022 | News

FSS will host the 18th International Conference on Applied Statistics

From September 19 to 21, 2022, the 18th International Conference on Applied Statistics will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Gregor Čehovin and Dr. Vasja Vehovar, members of the Centre for Social Informatics, will present the paper "Online survey panels in modern social science research: Can non-probability sampling replace probability sampling?"

16. September 2022 | News

Results of the evaluation of pilot projects in the field of long term care

In the period 2018-2020, the project Implementation of pilot projects that will support the transition to the implementation of the systemic long-term care act was carried out in Slovenia. Ministry of Health was also the contracting authority of the Evaluation of pilot projects in the field of long-term care. From January 2019 to December 2020, the latter was implemented by consortium partners: Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Institute for Economic Research, and Centre for Social Informatics of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana (CSI).

5. August 2022 | News

Last PRGA event and closing event of the ITHACA project

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Between 5 and 7 July, the fourth and final Peer Review Assessment Event (PRGA) of the ITHACA (Interreg Europe) project took place in Mannheim, Germany, in a joint event with the project's closing meeting. The ITHACA project, which ran from 2017 to 2021, was extended last year for an additional year, with the project partners focusing on solutions, innovations and good practices in health and social care that have emerged or been stimulated by the Covid-19 epidemic.

12. July 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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Researchers at Centre for Social Informatics published an article in the journal New Media & Society

Jošt Bartol, Dr. Katja Prevodnik, Dr. Vasja Vehovar, and Dr. Andraž Petrovčič, researchers at the Centre for Social Informatics, published an original research article titled “The roles of perceived privacy control, Internet privacy concerns and Internet skills in the direct and indirect Internet uses of older adults: Conceptual integration and empirical testing of a theoretical model” in New Media & Society, a top-tier journal in the field of communication and Internet studies.

26. September 2022 | Publications

New scientific publication on the informal carers’ perceptions of self-efficacy and subjective well-being when using telecare in the home environment

Assist. Prof. Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, Kaja Smole Orehek, and assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD (Centre for Social Informatics) have jointly published a scientific article entitled “Informal Caregivers’ Perceptions of Self-Efficacy and Subjective Well-Being when Using Telecare in the Home Environment: A Qualitative Study” in the journal Geriatrics. The article is available in open access.

1. September 2022 | 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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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