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Loleen Berdahl

Loleen Berdahl

Loleen Berdahl, PhD is an award-winning university instructor, the Executive Director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina), and Professor and former Head of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan. Since 2016, Loleen has spoken about student skills training and academic professional development at conferences and university campuses across Canada. Her research on these topics is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant program, and she is the award-winning author of University Affairs’ The Skills Agenda column. Loleen’s most recent books include Work Your Career: Get What You Want from Your Social Sciences or Humanities PhD (University of Toronto Press; with Jonathan Malloy) and Explorations: Conducting Empirical Research in Canadian Political Science (Oxford University Press; now in its 4th edition with Jason Roy).
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Research literacy is essential for evidence-based careers work

Many career development practitioners (CDPs) strive to make decisions based on evidence. This is a good thing. Evidence-based practice and evidence-informed decision-making are widely used approaches in fields such as...