Centre for Social Informatics

Presentation of research results at the GOR 21 conference

Researchers from the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) participated in a virtual conference of the General Online Research association. At the conference, they presented the results of a study examining how trust in surveyors about proper handling of submitted photos and risk beliefs related to submitting photos impact the willingness to submit photos in mobile surveys.

24. September 2021 | News

CSI members presented a paper at the ESA 2021 conference

The CSI research group and dr. Bianca C. Reisdorf attended the 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, “Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures”, which took place from 31 August to 3 September 2021, with an original presentation “Does Proxy Internet Use Foster Digital Inclusion?: How Internet Skills Affect Engagement in Proxy Use, Internet Uses and Outcomes”.

8. September 2021 | News

Successful ending of the international project i-evAALution

On 31 March 2021, we completed the international research and development project i-evAALution. The intervention study in four countries (Austria, Slovenia, Italy and the Netherlands) took place largely at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had an impact on the research process and results of the study. Nevertheless, we were able to recruit 303 older people and 202 relatives to participate.

1. September 2021 | News

Completed research related to ESS Electronic Questionnaire Device

Members of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, have successfully completed research related to a ESS Electronic Questionnaire Device, in collaboration with NatCen, National Centre for Social Research, and European Social Survey Research Infrastructure Research Consortium (ESS ERIC).

5. July 2021 | 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: Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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


Another article by Sakari Taipale, PhD in the journal Information, Communication & Society

Sakari Taipale, PhD, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics, together with Riitta Haenninen, Laura Pajula, Viivi Korpela published an article "Individual and shared digital repertoires - older adults managing digital services" in the journal Information, Communication & Society.

4. August 2021 | Publications

Sakari Taipale, PhD published an article in the journal Technology and Society

Sakari Taipale, PhD, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics and Internet research programme, published an article in the journal Technology and Society. The article, titled »Heterogeneity of traditional and digital media use among older adults: A six-country comparison« focuses on analysing use of traditional media and their digital equivalents by older adults in six countries.

13. July 2021 | 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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The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults. 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 >>

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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CYBERVAG - 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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 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, 2020.
[Post-print] [Google Scholar]


Social informatics research : schools of thought, methodological basis, and thematic conceptualization
SMUTNY, Zdenek, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

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, 2019.
[Google Scholar]

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, 2020.
[Google Scholar]

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, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

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, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Oblike in dejavniki dostopa do interneta v Sloveniji
GROŠELJ, Darja, MATJAŠIČ, Miha
Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, 2019.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

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, 2018.
[Google Scholar]

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, 2018.
[Google Scholar]

Meta-Analyses in Survey Methodology: A Systematic Review

ČEHOVIN, Gregor, BOSNJAK, Michael, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja
Public Opinion Quarterly, 2018.
[Post-print] [Google Scholar]

Web survey methodology
CALLEGARO, Mario, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Sage, 2015.
[Google Scholar]


Bibliography (December 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