Social Science Methodology, Statistics and Informatics

author: Anuška Ferligoj, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
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published: Sept. 23, 2011,   recorded: September 2011,   views: 4087

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Research programme Social Science Methodology, Statistics and Informatics was already established in 1998. Research programme was selected as one of the best research programmes financed by the Slovenian Research Agency in the years 2005 and 2006. Currently the group consists of eleven researchers and five junior researchers.

The group has been studying some of the most cutting-edge topics and challenges within the fields of social methodology, statistics and informatics. These are:

  1. Social network analysis
  2. New technologies and data collection
  3. Measuring and explaining information society phenomena
  4. Mathematical models within the field of the social sciences
  5. Legal, economic and information science aspects of data processing

The group is one of the leading ones in the world in the field of social network analysis and in the field of web survey methodology. Members of the research programme are involved in many international research projects, they are members of the editorial boards of the most influential international scientific journals in the fields of methodology and data analysis, they have been plenary and invited speakers at focal international scientific conferences in this field, they organised several international scientific conferences, workshops and summer schools, they are editors of the only methodological and statistical journal in Slovenia Advances in Methodology and Statistics (Metodološki zvezki), and they play an important part in boards of many international associations. The members of the group obtained several awards from the international scientific community for their scientific results.

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