Creating Capacity to Conduct Applied Research

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September 05, 2019 | 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM EST


The field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has a long and storied history of closely integrating research and practice. That is, everyday practice can inform and even serve as the means by which to conduct research that informs our applied science. This presentation explores the differences between applied laboratory research and research conducted in ongoing clinical practice. The requirements for creating capacity for conducting applied research in human services agencies are explored with respect to: infrastructure, training, and human subjects protections.


Objective 1: Attendees will be able to provide a definition of the term “research.”

Objective 2: Attendees will be able to identify at least one difference between applied laboratory research and clinical services research.

Objective 3: Attendees will be able to identify one curricular module that has been incorporated into an initiative to train people in human service settings to conduct research.


I have a scheduling conflict. Can I still sign up? 
Yes! Simply register for the event as usual. Following the event, all registered email addresses will be sent an email with a link to the video recording and CEU quiz. Watch the video recording and take the quiz included in this follow-up email to earn CEUs. The video recording may be re-watched multiple times.

I registered and it's time for the event. Now what?
In the 10-15 minutes before the event, the upper right-hand corner of this page will say "It's Time To Join". Enter your email and the unique meeting password from the workshop receipt email you received when you signed up. The video player will open and begin streaming the event. Use the Live Chat on the right of the player to chat with other participants during the presentation. Use the Ask the Presenter a Question box below the player to submit a question for the presenter to answer. 

What type of continuing education is this?
DataFinch Virtual Academy is an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider per the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®.) This event is classified as Type II continuing education. For more information, please visit

How do I earn my CEUs after the event? 
Immediately upon the conclusion of the event, a yellow "Quiz" button will appear in the upper right-hand corner of your browser, linking to your individual quiz URL. Registrants who did not attend live should access their individualized quiz link in the follow-up email sent after the event. Once the quiz has been completed with a percentage correct of 80% or higher, your CEU certificate will be automatically generated. Download and save a copy of the CEU certificate to your computer, and don't forget to submit the details of your attendance in the BACB Gateway.

Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Location Information

This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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