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CoE AgeCare Kick-Off Conference in Jyväskylä, Finland

From 29th to 31st of October Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) International Kick-Off Conference took place in Jyväskylä, Finland. CoE AgeCare conference was attended by Dr Simona Hvalič Touzery from the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI).

6. November 2018 | News

i-evAALution project meeting in Vienna

On 24th and 25th of October i-evAALution AAL project meeting took place in Vienna. The aim of the project is to give access to innovative Active and Assisted Living solutions in a large scale pilot test. The goal is to find evidence on the effect of such solutions on the quality of life of older adults and the socio-economic viability in a greater context.

26. October 2018 | News

Visit and guest lecture of Prof. Neil Charness (Florida State University)

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The Centre of Social Informatics (CSI) at the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Prof. Neil Charness from Florida State University, US. Prof. Charness visited CSI between 11. and 13. October 2018 as part of a bilateral international project funded by the Slovenian Research Agency aiming at designing measurement instruments and training solutions for improving the digital skills and technological proficiency in the context of the adoption of ambient assisted living services on mobile applications.

19. October 2018 | News

Sixth EEPE event of the Interreg Europe project ITHACA

On 3rd and 4th of October the sixth of nine Exchange of Experience and Peer Evaluation (EEPE) events took place in Ljubljana. EEPE was organised by members of Centre for Social Informatics from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Vesna Dolničar, PhD (head of the project), Mojca Šetinc, Tomaž Burnik and Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD. Actively involved in the organisation were also Drago Rudel, PhD (MKS Ltd.), Vesna Stanić (AS), and Gregor Cuzak (ECHAlliance).

8. October 2018 | News

CSI participates in bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the State of Israel

In October 2018, the members of the Centre for the Social Informatics (CSI) at the University of Ljubljana (UL), Faculty of Social Sciences, started the implementation of the two-year bilateral project entitled "Digital transformation of quantitative data collection in social science research: Integrating survey data collection with big data and paradata for identifying online behaviour", which is co-financed by the Slovenian Research Agency. The project is implemented in the framework of scientific research cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the State of Israel.

3. October 2018 | News

Eighth consultation on the topic of child abuse on the Internet

On September 27, 2018, the eighth consultation on the topic of child abuse on the Internet took place at the Faculty of Social Sciences under the title “Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice”. The organizers Hotline Spletno oko, the Safer Internet Centre of Slovenia, the Criminal Police Directorate of General Police Department and the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia have again noted a great interest of the expert public to address this issue.

28. September 2018 | 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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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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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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Smart ICT Solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing: Integrating Informal e-Care Services in Slovenia - 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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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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Publications

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 (May 2018)

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