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A Meta-Analysis Package for R

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 +===== Links =====
 +Below are some links to other websites that are in some way relevant/​related to the metafor package or other software packages for meta-analysis.
 +=== Directly Related to the Package ===
 +  * [[http://​​|Wolfgang Viechtbauer]]:​ Homepage of the package author.
 +  * [[http://​​package=metafor|Package Page @ CRAN]]: Page for the metafor package on CRAN.
 +  * [[http://​​v36/​i03/​|JSS Article]]: Article about the metafor package published in the //Journal of Statistical Software//.
 +=== Other Free/​Open-Source Software ===
 +  * [[https://​​academics/​public-health/​research/​evidence-synthesis-in-health/​|Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health]]: The Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health at Brown University has supported the development of the metafor package in various ways (also by providing some financial support). In addition, the center has developed [[http://​​openmeta/​|OpenMeta]] and [[http://​​openmee/​|OpenMEE]],​ two open-source software packages for conducting meta-analyses that make use of the metafor package as part of the backend.
 +  * [[http://​​web/​views/​MetaAnalysis.html|Meta-Analysis Task View @ CRAN]]: The meta-analysis task view on CRAN (curated and maintained by Michael Dewey) provides a nice overview of the various R packages related to meta-analysis.
 +  * [[https://​​course/​psycwlm/​internet/​metaSEM/​index.html|The metaSEM package]]: A meta-analysis package for R, developed by [[https://​​course/​psycwlm/​internet/​|Mike Cheung]], that is based on a structural equation modeling (SEM) framework. ​
 +  * [[http://​​revman|Review Manager]]: The Review Manager (RevMan) is the software tool used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.
 +  * [[https://​​kylehamilton/​MAVIS|MAVIS]]:​ MAVIS is a [[http://​​|Shiny]] based web application for meta-analysis that makes use of metafor and a couple other meta-analysis packages under the hood.
 +  * [[https://​​ferreira-santos/​metaforGUI|metaforGUI]]:​ metaforGUI provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to run simple meta-analyses via metafor.
 +  * [[https://​​kylehamilton/​MAJOR|MAJOR]]:​ MAJOR is a meta-analysis module for the open-source statistical software package [[https://​​|jamovi]] that uses metafor for the computations.
 +  * [[https://​​2017/​11/​15/​meta-analysis-jasp/​|JASP]]:​ JASP is an open-source statistical software package that also provides meta-analytic functionality based on the metafor package.
 +=== Commercial Stand-Alone Packages ===
 +  * [[https://​​|Comprehensive Meta-Analysis]]:​ User-friendly commercial software package developed by Michael Borenstein (and others) for conducting meta-analyses.
 +  * [[http://​​|MetaWin]]:​ Another commercial software package for meta-analysis (but hasn't been updated since 2007 and not sure if this package is still available).
 +  * [[http://​​cms/​er4/​|EPPI-Reviewer]]:​ Web-based software developed by the [[http://​​cms/​|EPPI-Centre]] for all types of literature reviews, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses,​ narrative reviews, and meta-ethnographies. Makes use of metafor on the backend for the analytic functions. Free access available for Cochrane authors.
 +  * [[https://​​|DistillerSR]]:​ Software for systematic reviews (so not directly for meta-analysis itself, but for conducting the literature search, screening, and data extraction steps).  ​
 +  * [[https://​​|Covidence]]:​ And another software package for conducting systematic reviews.
 +=== Add-Ins for Commercial Packages ===
 +  * [[http://​​~dwilsonb/​ma.html|David Wilson]]: In connection with the book [[https://​​Practical-Meta-Analysis-Applied-Research-Methods/​dp/​0761921680|Practical Meta-analysis]],​ David Wilson has written a number of macros for conducting meta-analyses in SPSS, Stata, and SAS. The macros are available for free.
 +  * [[https://​​|MIX]]:​ MIX 2.0 is an add-in for performing meta-analyses in Excel. An evaluation version is available for free (but only works with the built-in datasets).
 +  * [[http://​​index_files/​metaxl.html|MetaXL]]:​ A freely available add-in for Excel.
 +  * [[http://​​meta-analysis.html|MetaEasy]]:​ And another freely available Excel add-in.
 +  * [[https://​​support/​faqs/​statistics/​meta-analysis/​|Meta-Analysis in Stata]]: Various routines for conducting meta-analyses have been developed for Stata. The link provides an overview of the available routines.
 +=== Miscellaneous Sites ===
 +  * [[http://​​wshadish/​software/​other-meta-analysis-software-sites|William Shadish]]: Will Shadish'​s curated list of meta-analysis software sites. Note that Will passed away in 2016, so this list won't be updated anymore.
 +  * [[http://​​tools|Cochrane Tools]]: Cochrane maintains a list with tools that can be useful in the production of Cochrane reviews (and in creating systematic reviews and meta-analyses in general).
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