Centre for Social Informatics

  • Members of the Centre for Social Informatics

  • Research areas

    Web surveys, Better internet, Internet society, Web usability, Survey methodology

CSI researchers presenting at HCII 2017

Dr. Andraž Petrovčič and dr. Vesna Dolničar attended the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2017) that took place in Vancouver, Canada, 9 July - 14 July 2017.

20. July 2017 | News

Associate prof. dr. Katja Lozar Manfreda was teaching at BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL IN SURVEY METHODOLOGY 2017

Associate prof. dr. Katja Lozar Manfreda was teaching at the BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL IN SURVEY METHODOLOGY 2017 at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona from June 29th to June 30, 2017.

5. July 2017 | News

CSI hosted dr. Iolie Nicolaidou from Cyprus University of Technology

Within the Erasmus + mobility Programme the CSI hosted dr. Iolie Nicolaidou from Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Communication and Internet Studies.

3. July 2017 | News

The first national stakeholders' meeting of the Interreg Europe ITHACA project was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The first national stakeholders' meeting of the Interreg Europe ITHACA project was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences on June 22. ITHACA involves 9 EU regions with a shared ambition to accelerate the scaling up of smart health and care innovation that can support active and healthy living and secure the triple win of economic growth, more sustainable health and care systems and improved wellbeing of Europe’s citizens.

23. June 2017 | News

About the centre

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) was established in 2011 and currently includes 22 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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International projects

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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

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


Differences in intrapersonal and interactional empowerment between lurkers and posters in health-related online support communities
PETROVČIČ, Andraž, PETRIČ, Gregor
Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], 2014, vol. 34, str. 39-48


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 (April 2017)

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