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asist. dr. Barbara Brečko and prof. dr. Tanja Oblak Črnič with an article in the Excellence in Science 2022 selection

The article Krepitev druženja, samo-predstavljanja in igranja: študija digitalnih scenarijev osnovnošolcev v kontekstu epidemije virusa by asist. dr. Barbara Brečko (CDI) and prof. dr. Tanja Oblak Črnič (CRDK) has been chosen as part of the Excellence in Science 2022 selection.

25. November 2022 | News

Members of the Centre for Social Informatics participated in the Slovene Sociological Association Meeting 2022

Prof. Vasja Vehovar, Ph.D., Gregor Čehovin, Ph.D., and Andreja Praček of the Centre for Social Informatics gave presentations in the methodological section of the Slovene Sociological Association Meeting 2022, held at the Faculty of Social Sciences on November 4 and 5.

6. November 2022 | News

Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's annual meeting

Jerneja Laznik presented a paper written by members of the Centre for Social Informatics in collaboration with Štěpán Žádník (University of Brno, Czech Republic), at the Annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA22), held from 2 to 6 November 2022 in Indianapolis, USA.

3. November 2022 | News

CDI members participated at the 6th International PhD Conference, Ljubljana - Graz - Rijeka

On October 27.–28., University of Ljubljana hosted the Sixth international doctoral conference, Ljubljana - Graz - Rijeka, in cooperation with the University of Graz and the University of Rijeka. This year' s conference, which focused on digitalization in science and society, allowed students from three universities to meet and share knowledge and experience.

2. November 2022 | 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:

In 2015, they gathered their scientific findings in the Web survey methodology book (Callegaro, Lozar Manfreda and Vehovar) published by Sage.

Since 2015, the CSI has been granted with the research programme “Internet Research”, directed by prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD, which investigates the Internet as an object and as a tool for social science research. 

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New publication on the format of questions in online surveys in the journal Social Science Computer Review

Vasja Vehovar, PhD, Mick P. Couper, PhD, and Gregor Čehovin, PhD have published a scientific paper in one of the most prestigious journals, Social Science Computer Review, on the format of questions in online surveys entitled "Alternative Layouts for Grid Questions in PC and Mobile Web Surveys: An Experimental Evaluation Using Response Quality Indicators and Survey Estimates".

11. November 2022 | Publications

An article on Health Informatics and Social informatics in the Journal of Medical Internet Research

Vasja Vehovar, PhD, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics, and Zdenek Smutný of the Prague University of Economics and Business published an article in the scientific Journal of Medical Internet Research. In the article, "On the Current Connection and Relation Between Health Informatics and Social Informatics", they distinguish the importance of social informatics and health informatics.

17. October 2022 | 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 - The project ambition is 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 child sexual abuse images while they come across online. More >>



 TRACeD - Tackling gender based cyberviolence among adolescent girls and young women. More >>



Str-ESFRI - Strengthening the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures – ESFRIMore >>


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 (June 2022)

Research and expertise


  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Countering child abuse online
  • Internet addiction prevention
  • Improvement of digital literacy and etiquette
  • Preventing gender-based cyberviolence


  • 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 and mobile usability
  • Designing for Older Adults
  • User-centered design