Centre for Social Informatics

Conclusion of the intervention study on telemedicine: User experience of patients with chronic diseases

In December 2019, the fieldwork in a large-scale intervention study at the Health Centre Trebnje was successfully completed. The intervention is part of the applied project “Understanding and analysis of users' needs for the development of e-services for integrated social and health care in the aging society”.

8. April 2020 | News

Third Bilateral Meeting with Israeli Partners on the Topic of Digital Transformation of Quantitative Data Collection

The third bilateral meeting took place on March 18 and 19, 2020, and was attended by members of Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) and The Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research (SNI), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. The meeting was organized as an online videoconference, because of the travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

20. March 2020 | News

Conclusion of Web Survey in Slovenia and Israel on Digital Transformation of Quantitative Data Collection

Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) and The Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research (SNI), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel prepared a comprehensive 20-minute web survey on the topic of Internet use, online shopping, and privacy. Data collection was concluded in February 2020 and more than 5000 responses were collected overall. The survey was deployed in the Slovenian, Hebrew and Arabic languages using the Slovenian access panel Valicon and the Israeli iPanel.

17. March 2020 | News

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

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 an article in New Media & Society journal

Sakari Taipale, PhD, member of Centre for Social Informatics, published an article Exploring heterogeneous ICT use among older adults: The warm experts’ perspective” in Sage New Media & Society journal.

11. May 2020 | Publications

New scientific article in Sociological Methods & Research

When comparing social science phenomena through a time perspective, absolute and relative difference are the two typical presentation formats used to communicate interpretations to the audience, while time distance is the least frequently used of such formats. The article of Dr. Katja Prevodnik and Prof. Dr. Vasja Vehovar addresses the issue of basic comparative measures and argues that the chosen presentation format is extremely important because the various formats suggest different substantive interpretations.

4. May 2020 | 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