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Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre

 
The Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK) at the Faculty of Social Sciences was founded in 1966. Its research team has conducted the Slovenian Public Opinion Survey (SPOS) regularly since 1968 and it remains the most comprehensive source of empirical data for social scientists in Slovenia.
 
The team has a long history of partnership in numerous distinguished national and cross-national projects, e.g., European Social Survey, World Values Survey, International Social Survey Programme, European Values Study, Ostbarometer, Cross-national Survey of Electoral Systems, and others.
 

CJMMK’s extensive database includes indicators that cover a wide variety of topics relevant for social scientists, students, policy makers and others. They include social stratification, quality of life, national identity, political culture, role of government, religion, family values, work values, health indicators, political orientations, industrial relations, mass media preferences, life-style indicators, transitional studies, environmental studies, attitudes towards the EU and others.

CJMMK has extensive experience in quantitative survey methodology (cross-sectional, cross-national, face-to-face, and telephone surveys), including opinion leader surveys. In addition, the Centre has also investigated methodological problems, such as sampling, measurement, and semantics.

The research team

Niko Toš

Professor of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, former Dean and Director of Institute of Social Sciences at the Faculty; founder (1966), Head of  Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, Slovenian participant in various activities of many distinguished cross-national empirical projects (ISSP, WVS, EVS, CSES, ESS). Former president of Slovenian (1965–1973) and Yugoslav Sociological Association (1981–1985). Specialty: methodology of social sciences, social stratification, international migrations, democracy, voting behavior and electoral systems, values, etc. Currently Slovenian ESS-SAB representative.
 

Brina Malnar

Assistant Professor of Methodology at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and a senior researcher at Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre at the Faculty. Her research activities focus on national and cross-national survey projects, in particular European Social Survey and ISSP. She was the ESS Slovenian National Coordinator in the period 2002-2007 and is currently a member of the ESS CCT team. She had published in the areas of health and environmental sociology, political attitudes and methodology. Co-editor of Slovenian sociological journal Druzboslovne razprave.
 

Slavko Kurdija

Assistant Professor of Methodology, Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana; researcher at the Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre at the Faculty. Specialty: quantitative face to face and telephone opinion (national and cross-national) surveys, data management and data analysis on a wide variety of research topics: social values; political attitudes and voting behavior, etc.
 

Mitja Hafner Fink

Assistant Professor of Social Science Methodology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He is a researcher at Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre; since 2004 Slovenian representative in the ISSP. He was president of Slovene Sociological Association (1998–2001). Speciality: citizenship, (national) identity, social science methodology, social stratification, values.

Ivan Bernik

Professor of sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His research focuses on processes in post-socialist societies, especially political culture, acceptance of democracy and changes in social stratification. His publications include numerous articles in journals and books and two monographs in Slovene (Exploitation and Consensus in Socialist Societies, published in 1992, and Double Disenchantment of Politics, published in 1997).

Vlado Miheljak

Associate Professor of Social and Political Psychology and a researcher at the Centre for Public Opinion Research and at the Centre for Social Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His research is concentrated on public opinion, voting behavior, youth studies and values.

Samo Uhan

Assistant Professor of methodology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and a researcher at Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre at the Faculty. His main areas of expertise are quality of life, international comparative research in the fields of democracy development, questionnaire design and methods of empirical research.

Janez Štebe

Assistant Professor of Social Science Methodology at the University of Ljubljana. He is Head of Slovene Social Science Data Archive. He works on comparative sociology of social and political attitudes, statistical modeling of survey data, social survey methodology.

 

Karl H. Müller

 

Rebeka Falle

B.Sc of sociology, junior researcher at the Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Specialty: quantitative face to face and telephone opinion surveys (national and cross-national), fieldwork management and supervision, interviewer training, data management, data analysis and reports on a wide variety of sociological topics.

Tina Vovk

M.Sc of sociology, researcher. She takes an interest in training and supervising on field work (CATI and PAPI surveys), managing data (inter-national) and analyzing them for future work on the reports.
 

Živa Broder

M.Sc of sociology, researcher at the Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Specialty: data management, data analysis.