Centre for Social Informatics

Cybersafe project meeting in Tartu, Estonia

In March 2020 partners of the Cybersafe project met in Tartu, Estonia. The project partners are working together to guarantee the successful implementation of an educational online tool to be used in schools, in order to tackle online violence against girls.

11. March 2020 | News

Framework report within Cybersafe project was published

Within the Cybersafe project (Changing Attitudes among teenagers on Cyber Violence against Women and Girls), co-financed by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union, was published a report, prepared by Barbara Brečko, PhD., member of Centre for Social Informatics.

11. March 2020 | News

Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop

The Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop was held from 2 to 5 March 2020 at the Center for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The instructor was Dr Lea Sgier, from the University of Geneva (Political Science Department).

6. March 2020 | News

Launch of BEHAVE project (SEE Beyond Hate: Learning and Acting to Counter Hate Speech Online in South East Europe)

In January 2020, the Centre of Social Informatics launched the BEHAVE project (SEE Beyond Hate: Learning and Acting to Counter Hate Speech Online in South East Europe). The project brings together three countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia), and is coordinated by The Peace Institute. The project is co-financed by EU Justice Programme (Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC)).

28. February 2020 | 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: Jernej Berzelak, PhD

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


Sakari Taipale, PhD published a new article in scientific journal Information & Management

In November 2019 Sakari Taipale, PhD, member od Centre for Social Informatics, published a new article in scientific journal Information & Management. The article "Robot acceptance model for care (RAM-care): A principled approach to the intention to use care robots" was coauthored by Tuuli Turja, Lino Aaltonen and Atte Oksanen.

11. December 2019 | Publications

A new article published in IEEE Access

Mobile and ubiquitous technologies represent a huge opportunity for an empowered inclusion of older adults in digital societies. Nevertheless, many of smart technologies demand high level of digital literacy and skills in order to become fully operational for the end-users. In order to study and design effective interventions aimed to increase the engagement of older adults with smart and mobile technologies, valid measurement tools for assessment of users’ skills are needed.

8. November 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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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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Digital transformation of quantitative data collection in social science research: Integrating survey data collection in social science research. 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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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

Social informatics research : schools of thought, methodological basis, and thematic conceptualization
SMUTNY, Zdenek, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, 2019, 11 str

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, ISSN 2325-0984, 2019, vol. , no. , str. 1-27

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, ISSN 0378-7206, 2020

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, ISSN 2169-3536, 2019, vol. 7, str. 150412-150422

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, ISSN 1660-4601, 2019, vol. 16, no. 9

Obtaining indirect internet access : an examination how reasons for internet non-use relate to proxy internet use
GROŠELJ, Darja, REISDORF, Bianca Christin, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
Telecommunications policy, ISSN 0308-5961. Apr. 2019, vol. 43, no. 3, str. 213-224

Oblike in dejavniki dostopa do interneta v Sloveniji
GROŠELJ, Darja, MATJAŠIČ, Miha
Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, ISSN 0040-3598, apr.-jun. 2019, letn. 56, št. 2, str. 601-622, 747

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. 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

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

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


Bibliography (March 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