Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, presented paper at the RC33 Conference 2016


rc33_group-fbChair of Social Informatics and Methodology Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD has recently participated in a conference RC33 2016: "9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology," which was held at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, from 11 to 16 September 2016.

RC33 organized the first international conference on social science methodology in 1984, and since then the conference has been held every four years. The International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee RC33 on Logic and Methodology was established in 1973.

At the conference Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, presented the paper "Usability of Offline and Online Focus Groups for Sensitive Pretesting Questionnaires," which was prepared in collaboration with Valentina Hlebec, PhD, Tina Kogovšek, PhD and Bojana Lobe, PhD. The purpose of the paper was to explore usability of offline and online focus groups for pretesting wording in sensitive questionnaires via a systematic analysis of 42 offline and online focus groups conducted in November and December 2014.

The conference was also attended by Gregor Čehovin, a young researcher mentored by Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD, with the paper "Meta-analyzes and Survey Research: A systematic review," which was prepared together with Michael Bošnjak, PhD and Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD. The main objectives of the presentation were to 1) systematically classify existing meta-analyses in the field of survey methodology; 2) investigate the methodology of the meta-analyses; 3) identify substantive gaps in research; and 4) further popularize meta-analysis as a scientific method in the survey methodology field.

SAGE Publications, the worldwide publisher of textbooks, reference works and journals was also present at the 2016 RC33 conference. Their kiosk featured the book Web Survey Methodology, which was published in 2015 and authored by Mario Callegaro, PhD, Katja Lozar Manfreda, PhD and Vasja Vehovar, PhD.

At the conference also participated Anže Sendelbach and Miha Matjašič, members of Centre of Social Informatics.


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