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Centre for Social Informatics

TRACeD Project: Five psychologists discuss about cyberviolence against women and girls

The conversation on gender violence against women isn't new, but its online dimension brought it into sharper focus in recent years. From receiving offensive and sexually explicit messages to enduring public shaming and threats, women may face many challenges in the online sphere.

29. February 2024 | News

TRACeD Final Conference - Aspects of gender-based cyberviolence: Recognition, Prevention, and Ways to address the phenomenon

The Conference brought together stakeholders, competent authorities, experts, and advocates in the field to reflect on the project's outcomes, share experiences and discuss further strategies to combat gender-based cyberviolence.

23. February 2024 | News

SurveyWeightingGUI: An open source application for weighting survey data

Luka Štrlekar (Master's student of Applied Statistics) and Vasja Vehovar, PhD (UL FDV) developed SurveyWeightingGUI: an open source application (programming language R) for weighting survey data.

12. February 2024 | News

Project Launch: Analysis of online hate speech and disinformation in Slovenia and development of a proposal for action

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) has launched a new project "Analysis of online hate speech and disinformation in Slovenia and development of a proposal for action" in partnership with The Peace Institute. CSI's side of the project is led by Vasja Vehovar, PhD while the project as a whole is coordinated by Veronika Bajt, PhD at The Peace Institute.

5. January 2024 | News

New Article in One of the Most Reputable Journals in the Field of Evaluation in Higher Education

Vasja Vehovar, PhD and Luka Štrlekar published the article "When to conduct student evaluation of teaching surveys: before or after the final examination?" in the American journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

5. January 2024 | News, Publications

About the Centre

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), established in 2011, currently includes 29 researchers. The term Social informatics refers to the interaction between new information-communication technologies (ICT) and modern societies; general overview of Social Informatics can be found in Vehovar, Smutny, Bartol, 2022. Within this broad context of Social Informatics, CSI's activities mainly focuse on the use of ICT as research tool in social sciences, web surveys, internet related risks (particularly among the youth) and the issues of digital inequality, eHealth and eCare (particularly among the elderly).

Researchers at CSI have undertaken numerous projects, from basic research to expertise for governmental bodies and enterprises. Recently, projects on digital inequality, eHealth and eCare are particularly frequent. The CSI researchers strongly welcome international cooperation. Scientific excellency is also an important part of our mission, thus the CSI researchers publish in most prestigious journals and cooperate with globally leading scholars in their fields. Three of our biggest projects, which we have been carrying out for more than a decade, deserve a particular highlight in this regard: the Safer Internet Centre, the basic research program Internet Research and the web survey tool 1KA.

Head of CSI: Vasja Vehovar, PhD

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


New Article in One of the Most Reputable Journals in the Field of Evaluation in Higher Education

Vasja Vehovar, PhD and Luka Štrlekar published the article "When to conduct student evaluation of teaching surveys: before or after the final examination?" in the American journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

5. January 2024 | News, Publications

Researchers at Centre for Social Informatics published an article in the journal Telematics and Informatics

Jošt Bartol, Dr. Vasja Vehovar, and Dr. Andraž Petrovčič published an original research article “Systematic review of survey scales measuring information privacy concerns on social network sites” in Telematics and Informatics, a top-tier journal in the field of social informatics.

10. October 2023 | News, Publications

Social Media and Events

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National Projects

1KA – An open source application for creating, conducting and analyzing online surveys. 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 - 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 >>

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Hotline Spletno oko - Enables Internet users to anonymously report child sexual abuse material they encounter online. More >>

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

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

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Highlighted Publications

VEHOVAR, Vasja, ŠTRLEKAR, Luka. When to conduct student evaluation of teaching surveys : before or after the final examination?. Assessment and evaluation in higher education. 2023, vol. , no. , str. 1-14, ilustr. ISSN 0260-2938. DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2023.2298771. [COBISS.SI-ID 179231747]


BARTOL, JoštVEHOVAR, Vasja, BOŠNJAK, Michael, PETROVČIČ, Andraž. Privacy concerns and self-efficacy in e-commerce : testing an extended APCO model in a prototypical EU country. Electronic commerce research and applications. Jul.-Aug. 2023, vol. 60, [article no.] 101289, str. 1-11, ilustr. ISSN 1567-4223. DOI: 10.1016/j.elerap.2023.101289. [COBISS.SI-ID 157488643]


TRKMAN, Marina, POPOVIČ, Aleš, TRKMAN, Peter. The roles of privacy concerns and trust in voluntary use of governmental proximity tracing applications. Government information quarterly : an international journal of policies, resources, services, and practices. Jan. 2023, vol. 40, iss. 1, [article no.] 101787, str. 1-17, ilustr. ISSN 0740-624X. DOI: 10.1016/j.giq.2022.101787. [COBISS.SI-ID 134798083]


KAVČIČ, Matic, PETROVČIČ, AndražDOLNIČAR, Vesna. Model of acceptance and use of market-ready home-based e-care services : a qualitative study with care receivers and informal caregivers. International journal of human-computer interaction. 2023, vol. 39, no. 5, str. 988-1002, ilustr. ISSN 1044-7318. DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2022.2041898. [COBISS.SI-ID 105330179]


ČEHOVIN, Gregor, BOŠNJAK, Michael, LOZAR MANFREDA, Katja. Item nonresponse in Web versus other survey modes : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Social science computer review. 2023, vol. 41, no. 3, str. 926-945, ilustr. ISSN 1552-8286. DOI: 10.1177/08944393211056229. [COBISS.SI-ID 99554819]


PETROVČIČ, Andraž, REISDORF, Bianca Christin, GROŠELJ, DarjaPREVODNIK, Katja. A typology of aging internet users : exploring digital gradations in internet skills and uses. Social science computer review. Oct. 2023, vol. 41, no. 5, str. 1921-1940, ilustr. ISSN 0894-4393. DOI: 10.1177/08944393221117753. [COBISS.SI-ID 119492867]


VEHOVAR, Vasja, COUPER, Mick P., ČEHOVIN, Gregor. Alternative layouts for grid questions in PC and mobile web surveys : an experimental evaluation using response quality indicators and survey estimates. Social science computer review. 2023, vol. 41, iss. 6, str. 2122-2144, ilustr. ISSN 0894-4393. DOI: 10.1177/08944393221132644. [COBISS.SI-ID 125849091]


PREVODNIK, KatjaVEHOVAR, Vasja. Methodological issues when interpreting changes in social phenomena over time : perceptions of relative difference, absolute difference, and time distance. Sociological methods & research. May 2023, vol. 52, no. 2, str. 803-840, ilustr. ISSN 0049-1241. DOI: 10.1177/0049124120914948. [COBISS.SI-ID 36686941]


CSI Bibliography 2019 - 2024

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