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Visit at the University of Salerno

Doc. dr. Andraž Petrovčič from the Centre for Social Informatics at Faculty of Social Sciences was, by invitation of prof. dr. Maria Prosperina Vitale, a guest at University of Salerno from 10th to 13th March 2019. There, he prepared a lecture for postgraduate students at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences entitled »Personal and Contextual factors of proxy internet use among older adults: Has a decade of Internet usage growth changed the role of intergenerational family ties?«.

2. April 2019 | News

Assoc. prof. Katja Lozar Manfreda among the nominees at the Mentor of the year event

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana hosted the event for the Mentor of the year 2018 prize. The event was organized for the 10th consecutive year and is intended for the best mentors of doctoral students. Among the nominees for the prize was also assoc. prof. Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, from the Centre for Social Informatics. Under her mentoring, Gregor Čehovin successfully completed the training of a young researcher.

25. March 2019 | News

CYBERSAFE kick off meeting

Representative of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, dr. Barbara Brečko, participated at the kick off meeting of the CYBERSAFE project (Changing Attitudes among teenagers on Cyber Violence against Women and Girls) co-financed by EC DG JUST, which took place in Heraklion (Greece) between 11th and 13th of February.

25. February 2019 | News

Prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar received Blejec award of the Statistical Society of Slovenia in 2018

Prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar, head of the Centre for Social Informatics, is the recipient of Blejec award of the Statistical Society of Slovenia in 2018. The awards ceremony took place on 12 February 2019 as part of the Statistical Day 2019. Prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar shares his knowledge with numerous Slovenian institutions dealing with the collection of statistical data. He is responsible for the project of student evaluation surveys at the University of Ljubljana and through the work on the 1KA online survey tool, he also spreads statistical and methodological knowledge to many commercial companies and educators.

15. February 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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New scientific publication »Psychological outcomes of eCare technologies use for informal carers: A scoping study«

Kaja Smole Orehek, assist. prof. Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, assist. prof. Andraž Petrovčič, PhD, assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics), and assoc. prof. Matjaž Debevc, PhD, and assist. prof. Ines Kožuh, PhD (University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engeneering and Computer Science) are co-authors of a scientific article, titled »Psychological outcomes of eCare technologies use for informal carers: A scoping study« and is available in Gerontechnology Journal.

18. April 2019 | Publications

New scientific publication “Meta-Analyses in Survey Methodology: A Systematic Review”

Gregor Čehovin, assoc. prof. Katja Lozar Manfreda (Centre for Social Informatics) and prof. Michael Bosnjak (ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, University of Trier) coauthored a scientific article, which is titled “Meta-Analyses in Survey Methodology: A Systematic Review” (in press) and is currently available in advance access format from Public Opinion Quarterly.

3. January 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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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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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 (February 2019)

Research and expertise

BETTER INTERNET

  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Child abuse online
  • Internet addiction
  • Minimising hate speech
  • Improvement of digital literacy and etiquette

INTERNET SOCIETY

  • Social informatic
  • 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