CSI with a new ARRS programme
The Centre for Social Informatics launched a new ARRS programme named "Internet Research", which is being led by Prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD. Programme members will research the Internet as an object and the Internet as a tool for social science research.
With respect to THE INTERNET AS A RESEARCH OBJECT, the research programme largely focuses on the following topics:
- the Internet’s role in e-social sciences for the integration of virtual collaboration in all stages of the research process;
- digital inequalities with an emphasis on overcoming the exclusion of the elderly, using an analysis of the digital divide based on the time distance methodology;
- safer Internet and the prevention of illegal and harmful contents on the Internet;
- factors and consequences of (Internet-related) media multi-tasking associated with the use of ICTs in everyday life;
- the adoption of advanced assistive and mobile technologies to improve the social inclusion and quality of life of various population groups; and
- and innovative applications of interactive online games in informal education.
With respect to the INTERNET AS A RESEARCH TOOL, the programme examines the advancement of innovative knowledge and methods related to Internet-mediated data collection:
- researching the methodological determinants of data quality in web surveys;
- new challenges of web survey applications (e.g. like online panels, mobile devices etc.);
- integration of artificial intelligence and language technologies into questionnaire development and data collection;
- refinement of usability methods for testing Internet services on multi-functional mobile devices based on the characteristics of the target populations; and
- and the use of paradata (digital footprints) for an in-depth analysis of the behavioural patterns of participants involved in Internet-mediated data collection.
More information is available on the SICRIS website.
Back to list of notificationsPublished: 01. March 2015 | Category: News