Centre for Social Informatics

Launch of project “Evaluating probability and nonprobability online panels”

The project entitled “Evaluating probability and nonprobability online panels” was launched by Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) in September 2021. The project is financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) for the period of three years and is classified as a basic project. The leader of the project is prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD.

31. December 2021 | News

Workshop on mixed-mode surveys 2021

The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), held its traditional workshop on mixed-mode surveys on 1 December 2021. The event was attended by colleagues from CSI, the Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre of UL FSS, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and the National Institute of Public Health to share insights in the field of online and mixed surveys. The event was organised and moderated by Prof. Dr. Vasja Vehovar.

9. December 2021 | News

Launch of project “Probability web panels in national statistics for persons and households”

The project entitled “Probability web panels in national statistics for persons and households” was launched by Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) in September 2021. The project is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) for the period of two years and is classified as a target research project. The leader of the project is prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD.

1. December 2021 | News

Invitation to the Webinar: Click off Cyber Violence

We have a pleasure of inviting you to the virtual High-level Webinar BUILDING SAFE DIGITAL SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS – CLICK OFF CYBER VIOLENCE! The seminar will take place on Thursday, 25 November 2021, 10.00 –12.30 CET.

17. November 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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Members of CSI published an article in the journal Teorija in praksa

Jošt Bartol, Dr. Vasja Vehovar and Dr. Andraž Petrovčič, members of the Centre for Social Informatics, published a review article entitled “Information privacy concerns on the internet: Conceptual foundations and research challenges” in the journal Teorija in praksa.

7. January 2022 | Publications

Dr. Sakari Taipale published a new article in the International Journal of Social Robotics

Dr. Sakari Taipale, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics, has published a new article in the International Journal of Social Robotics. In the article “Positive Turn in Elder-Care Workers" Views Toward Telecare Robots” the survey data from 2020 Finnish elderly care workers is presented.

23. December 2021 | Publications

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National projects

OneClickSurvey An open source application for creating, conducting and analyzing online surveys. The use is free of charge. More >>



Internet research - Research programme that covers the Internet as a research object and the Internet as a tool for social science research. More >>



Evaluating probability and nonprobability online panels. More >>



Probability web panels in national statistics for persons and households. More >>



Factors impacting intention to use smart technology enabled care services among family carers of older people in the context of long-distance care. More >>



Understanding and analysis of users' needs for the development of e-services for integrated social and health care in the aging society. More >>



The Implications of Proxy Internet Use for the Internet Skills of Older Adults. More >>


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International projects

CYBERSAFE MOOC - Main objective is to bring together experts in the field of online violence and gender inequalities to develop educational materials. 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 >>



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. The project is run by a consortium of partners coordinated by Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. More >>



Hotline Spletno oko - Enables internet users anonymous report of hate speech and child sexual abuse images while they come across online. More >>



CYBERSAFE - The project brings together 9 partners from 8 different European countries to work on an emerging and not fully investigated aspect of gender violence, namely cyber violence against woman and girls. More >>


All international projects >>

Highlighted publications

The role of proxy internet use in sequential pathways of digital exclusion : an empirical test of a conceptual model
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, REISDORF, Bianca Christin, PREVODNIK, Katja, GROŠELJ, Darja
Computers in human behavior, 2021.
[Open Access]

Should we be concerned about how information privacy concerns are measured in online contexts? : a systematic review of survey scale development studies
Informatics, 2021.
[Open Access]

Measuring internet skills in a general population : a large-scale validation of the short Internet Skills Scale in Slovenia
GROŠELJ, Darja, DEURSEN, Alexander J. A. M. van, DOLNIČAR, Vesna, BURNIK, Tomaž, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
The Information society : an international journal, 2021.
[Open Access]

Enhancing sociality, self-presentation, and play: a case study of digital scenarios among schoolchildren in an epidemic context
Information, Communication & Society, 2021.
[Open Access]

Re-domestication of Internet technologies : digital exclusion or digital choice?
Journal of computer-mediated communication, 2021.
[Open Access]

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, 2021.
[Open Access] [Google Scholar]

Web versus other survey modes : an updated and extended meta-analysis comparing response rates
Journal of survey statistics and methodology, 2020.
[Google Scholar]

Methodological issues when interpreting changes in social phenomena over time : perceptions of relative difference, absolute difference, and time distance
Sociological methods & research, 2020
[Open Access] [Google Scholar

Web survey methodology
Sage, 2015.
[Google Scholar]

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Bibliography (November 2021)

Research and expertise


  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Countering child abuse online
  • Countering hate speech
  • Internet addiction prevention
  • Improvement of digital literacy and etiquette


  • Social informatics
  • Information society policymaking
  • Internet of Things
  • Active assisted living
  • eCare & eHealth services
  • ICTs in education


  • ICT and elderly
  • ICT and youth
  • Measuring the digital divide and skills
  • Digital and social inclusion
  • Information society indicators


  • Web survey methodology
  • Social science statistics
  • Survey methods
  • Mixed-mode survey designs
  • New technologies in social science research
  • Mobile research
  • Data science


  • Social media
  • Social network sites
  • Serious games
  • E-learning
  • E-management


  • Human-computer interaction
  • Web usability
  • Mobile usability
  • Designing for Older Adults
  • User-centered design