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Social Science Methodology, Statistics, and Informatics

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Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
S274  Social sciences  Research methodology in science 
S213  Social sciences  Social structures 
P160  Natural sciences and mathematics  Statistics, operations research, programming, actuarial mathematics 
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23424  PhD Vesna Dolničar  Sociology  Researcher  2003  333 
2.  02465  PhD Anuška Ferligoj  Sociology  Head  2001 - 2003  794 
3.  15257  PhD Valentina Hlebec  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  625 
4.  10156  MSc Janez Jug  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  62 
5.  16367  PhD Tina Kogovšek  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2002  350 
6.  17913  PhD Katja Lozar Manfreda  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  181 
7.  13767  PhD Andrej Mrvar  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  285 
8.  06599  PhD Vesna Omladič  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  46 
9.  19074  PhD Gregor Petrič  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  261 
10.  19505  PhD Damjan Škulj  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  157 
11.  10155  PhD Vasja Vehovar  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  840 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,369 
Abstract
For the past several years the research group has been very successful in studying actual methodological and statistical topics. The group will continue to develop original approaches to solve methodological and stastical problems also in the future. These topics are: - evaluation of measurement quality of survey measurement instruments for assessing opinions and attitudes in public opinion pools as well as evaluation of measurement quality of survey measurement instruments for assessing complete and egocentric networks (development of methods for evaluating measurement quality, analyses of effects of personality characteristics of respondents on measurement quality, effects of respondents' moods on measurement quality, etc.), - analysis of open-ended survey questions, - analysis of (also very large) social networks (clustering units in a network with the same or similar pattern of ties with the other units in a network, blockmodeling), - representations of social networks based on determining and visualization of global structure and local details; special emphasis is given to automatic generation of network layouts, - the role of sampling weights due to nonresponse weighting, including the work on optimal strategies for a proper calculation of nonresponse weights in complex samples, - work on integrated system for designing sample surveys, what includes linking the socio-demographic variables with spatial and geographical data (outlining a theoretical framework and designing a practical applications), - the application of linear models in social sciences with the emphasis on the application of linear algebra methods in statistics, in the theory of expected utility, and in the theory of group decisions and social choice.
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