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Launch of the Interreg SI-AT project COOP4HEALTHCARE

University of Ljubljana is a project partner in the new project COOP4HEALTHCARE (Cross-sectoral Alliances for Smart Healthcare Solutions) which was launched on May 1st. Project is funded by the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria. Head of the project at the University of Ljubljana is member of the Centre for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Vesna Dolničar, PhD.

20. June 2018 | News

ITHACA Co-design and ecosystem seminar

On 5th of June the Co-design and ecosystems seminar of the ITHACA project took place in Krakow (Poland). The seminar was attended by Vesna Dolničar and Mojca Šetinc from the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), and five representatives of the stakeholders.

15. June 2018 | News

Spletno oko conference 2018: "Hate speech from the perspective of law enforcement and social networks"

On Wednesday, June 6 2018, a conference “Hate speech from the perspective of law enforcement and social networks” was organised by Spletno oko hotline at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The lecturers described procedures and existing dilemmas in moderating and prosecuting the hate speech online.

8. June 2018 | News

Active participation at the 18th International Conference on Integrated care

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Member of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, participated in the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care”, which was held May 23–25 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

1. June 2018 | News

CSI hosted dr. Bianca C. Reisdorf from the Michigan State University

From 21-23 May 2018 the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) hosted dr. Bianca C. Reisdorf from Department of Media and Information and Quello Center, Michigan State University. Dr. Reisdorf is one of the most promising young researchers in the field of new technologies and society, focusing primarily on research into digital inequalities. Her articles have been published in leading scientific journals such as New Media & Society and Information, Communication & Society.

25. May 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 without any restrictions and 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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Smart ICT Solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing: Integrating Informal e-Care Services in Slovenia - The project develops an integrated theory-driven and evidence-based approach in order to stimulate the uptake of technological solutions for AHA. 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

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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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 >>

M-aging - The project is directed towards studying sociotechnical affordances of ATs in mobile phones to foster inclusive and empowered ageing of the heterogeneous group of the elderly. 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, str. 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, str. 251-264


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, str. 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, str. 320-329


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


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, str. 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, str. 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, str. 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, str. 212-228


Bibliography (May 2018)

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