Centre for Social Informatics

Free online course on cyber violence against girls for all working with young people

University of Tartu (Estonia) is offering free online course on cyber violence against girls. The goal of the course is to help understand the phenomenon of online violence and to increase the capacity to recognize, prevent and respond to online violence against young people (13-16 years old). The course is conducted entirely in English. Register before May 26.

20. May 2022 | News

Presentation of research findings at the 7th Congress of Preventive Medicine

Researchers from the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, presented two papers at the 7th Congress of Preventive Medicine: Public Health - Achievements, New Insights and Challenges for the Future, which took place from 12 to 14 May in Maribor, Slovenia.

16. May 2022 | News

Kick-Off Meeting of the StR-ESFRI3 Project in Ljubljana

On 9 and 10 May 2022, the StR-ESFRI3 project kicked off with a hybrid meeting that took place both online and in person in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project partners (ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre from Greece, the Czech Academy of Sciences from Czech Republic, Università degli Studi di Milano from Italy, and Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana from Slovenia) discussed the activities and good practices from the finished StR-ESFRI2 project.

12. May 2022 | News

Presentation of the results of CSI intervention studies on e-services for healthy and active ageing on two events

Two members of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), assist. prof. Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, and assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD, were invited to the 2nd regular meeting of the working group within National Institute of Public Health focusing on ageing issues on 5 May. At the meeting, they presented a paper titled 'Effects of the use and determinants of acceptance of e-care and e-health services: presentation of findings from intervention studies'.

10. May 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: 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 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. 

Head of CSI: Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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New scientific publication on the factors influencing informal carers' acceptance of assistive telecare systems in the pre‐ and post‐implementation phase

Assist. Prof. Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, Katja Prevodnik, PhD, and assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD (Centre for Social Informatics) have jointly published a scientific article entitled “Factors influencing informal carers' acceptance of assistive telecare systems in the pre‐ and post‐implementation phase: A scoping study” in the journal Health and Social Care in the Community. The article is available in open access from Wiley.

20. May 2022 | Publications

New scientific article on acceptance and use of market-ready home-based e-Care services among care receivers and informal caregivers

Dr. Matic Kavčič (Centre for Welfare Studies), dr. Andraž Petrovčič and dr. Vesna Dolničar (Centre for Social Informatics) published an article in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, titled “Model of acceptance and use of market-ready home-based e-Care services: A quality study with care receivers and informal caregivers”.

17. May 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 >>

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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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Evaluating probability and nonprobability online panels. More >>

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

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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 >>

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

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

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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 >>

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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.
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Should we be concerned about how information privacy concerns are measured in online contexts? : a systematic review of survey scale development studies
BARTOL, Jošt, VEHOVAR, Vasja, PETROVČIČ, Andraž
Informatics, 2021.
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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.
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Enhancing sociality, self-presentation, and play: a case study of digital scenarios among schoolchildren in an epidemic context
OBLAK ČRNIČ, Tanja, BREČKO, Barbara
Information, Communication & Society, 2021.
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Re-domestication of Internet technologies : digital exclusion or digital choice?
GROŠELJ, Darja
Journal of computer-mediated communication, 2021.
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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.
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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, 2020.
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Methodological issues when interpreting changes in social phenomena over time : perceptions of relative difference, absolute difference, and time distance
PREVODNIK, Katja, VEHOVAR Vasja
Sociological methods & research, 2020
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Web survey methodology
CALLEGARO, Mario, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja, VEHOVAR, Vasja
Sage, 2015.
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Bibliography (November 2021)

Research and expertise

BETTER INTERNET

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

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