What's new in MetaWin 2.0?
Many new analyses and features are found in MetaWin 2.0 that were not
present in the previous version. Below is a brief description of some of these
MetaWin 2.0 now has a spreadsheet editor that can read
text files, Excel files, and Lotus files. In addition, the data file size is no
longer limited by the program, but only by available space on the hard drive
Calculation of Effect Sizes
MetaWin 2.0 now calculates 6 different effect sizes
from the data, rather than 2. These can be calculated from three types of
primary data: (1) means, standard deviations, and sample sizes, (2) two x two
contingency tables, and (3) correlation coefficients.
MetaWin 2.0 allows for the calculation of both
fixed-effects and random-effects meta-analytic models, from three different
types of data structure: data from one population (i.e., no structure),
categorical (ANOVA) data, or continuous (regression) data.
Exploratory Analyses and Graphics
A number of exploratory analyses have been added to
MetaWin 2.0, including:
- Cumulative analysis
- Fail-safe calculations
- Correlation methods for detecting publication bias
- Graphical analyses such as funnel plots, radial plots, histograms, quantile plots, regression plots
MetaWin 2.0 also includes a statistical calculator so
that test-statistics may be converted to a common effect size metric.
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Revised by Dean C. Adams,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 7 December, 1999.