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CSI hosted 8th Web Survey Day

Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) organized 8th Web Survey Day which was held on 25th September 2019. The event is intended for professional public of online surveys’ users and 1KA users. In the first part of the event prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar presented trends on the field of web surveys and the development of web survey tool 1KA. In the second part, prof. Mick Couper from University of Michigan (USA) gave a lecture about the practical challenges in web survey methodology.

26. September 2019 | News

Workshop on mixed-mode surveys 2019 with prof. Mick Couper

Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) organized an interactive workshop on mixed-mode surveys which was held on 23 September 2019. The keynote »Transition to online surveys: Opportunities and challenges« was given by prof. Mick Couper from University of Michigan (USA). His talk was followed by a discussion and exchange of experiences among attendees working at CSI, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and National Institute of Public Health.

24. September 2019 | News

CYBERSAFE project partners meeting

Barbara Brečko, PhD, member of Centre for Social Informatics, attended CYBERSAFE partners meeting that took place in Laiden, Netherlands on 16th and 17th September. Partners from University of Ljubljana and University of Tartu discussed the framework of cyber violence against women and girls, on which a report will be published in November.

19. September 2019 | News

CSI members attended the ESRA 8th Annual Conference

Vasja Vehovar, PhD, Andraž Petrovčič, PhD, Asist. Miha Matjašič, Jernej Berzelak, PhD, Barbara Brečko, PhD and Gregor Čehovin, PhD from the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) attended the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) 8th Conference. The conference took place in Zagreb, Croatia, from 15th to 19th July 2019. It is the largest European conference covering the field of survey methodology.

23. July 2019 | News

About the centre

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) was established in 2011 and currently includes 26 researchers drawn from various disciplines as required by the complexity of Internet society research. CSI activities refer to the area of social informatics, a discipline dealing with the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in contemporary society. The research projects at CSI are related to web survey methodology and the use of digital technology in social science data collection in general, safe use of the Internet, social media, digital inequality, web and mobile usability etc. 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, created the related global website WebSM (http://www.websm.org), 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 book Callegaro, Lozar Manfreda, Vehovar: Web survey methodology 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: prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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Nov article: »Forms and factors of internet access in Slovenia«

Darja Grošelj, PhD, and Miha Matjašič published an article »Forms and factors of internet access in Slovenia« in Teorija in praksa journal. With the reference to the theory of digital inequality, the article explores the forms of internet access among Slovenian Internet users and the factors that influence the adoption and frequency of the usage of various forms of internet access.

31. July 2019 | Publications

An article of dr. Vasja Vehovar: Social Informatics Research: Schools of Thought, Methodological Basis, and Thematic Conceptualization

Prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar, member of Centre for Social Informatics, and dr. Zdenek Smutny published an article Social Informatics Research: Schools of Thought, Methodological Basis, and Thematic Conceptualization in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

30. July 2019 | 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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Resources, methods and tools for the understanding, identification and classification of various forms of socially unacceptable discourse in the information society. 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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Excellence-in-ReSTI - The project aims to create an innovative learning system for training young project managers in the field of social and technological innovation in the Danube Region. 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 >>

WebSM -WebSM website is dedicated to the methodological issues of Web surveys. It also covers broader area of interaction between modern technologies and survey data collection process. More >>

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Highlighted publications

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


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. [Print ed.], Feb. 2018, vol. 79, pp. 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, pp. 251-264


The ten shades of silver : segmentation of older adults in the mobile phone market
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, SLAVEC, Ana, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
International journal of human-computer interaction, ISSN 1044-7318, 2018, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 845-860


The role of social support networks in proxy internet use from the intergenerational solidarity perspective
DOLNIČAR, Vesna, GROŠELJ, Darja, FILIPOVIČ HRAST, Maša, VEHOVAR, Vasja, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
Telematics and informatics : an international journal on telecommunications & information technology, ISSN 0736-5853, 2018, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 305-317


Investigating respondent multitasking in web surveys using paradata
SENDELBAH, Anže, VEHOVAR, Vasja, SLAVEC, Ana, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], Feb. 2016, vol. 55, pp. 777-787


The effect of email invitation elements on response rate in a web survey within an online community
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, PETRIČ, Gregor, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja
Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], Mar. 2016, vol. 56, pp. 320-329


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


Older people's perceptions and experiences of a digital learning game
NAP, H. H., LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
Gerontechnology, ISSN 1569-111X. [Online ed.], 2015, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 322-331


Mobile phone communication in social support networks of older adults in Slovenia
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, FORTUNATI, Leopoldina, VEHOVAR, Vasja, KAVČIČ, Matic, DOLNIČAR, Vesna
Telematics and informatics, ISSN 0736-5853, Nov. 2015, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 642-655


Overview : online surveys
VEHOVAR, Vasja, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja.
The SAGE handbook of online research methods, (Sage reference). 2nd ed. London [etc.]: Sage, cop. 2017, pp. 143-161


Measuring the dynamics of information societies : empowering stakeholders amid the digital divide
DOLNIČAR, Vesna, PREVODNIK, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
The Information society, ISSN 0197-2243, 2014, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 212-228


Bibliography (July 2019)

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