Statistics Software for Meta-Analysis

 for the MS-DOS operating system (1987)

This is a program package that runs under MS-DOS which means that Windows would open a compatibility box to account for the old operating system. 
It has been completed in 1987, and after minor bug fixes, version 5.3 was released in 1989 and has never been updated, and never will be. In the meantime, more advanced professional and commercial programs are on the market. 

Menu-driven with pull-down menues, it includes a data editor but you may use any convenient word processor and save your data file in ASCII format. It does not support a mouse. The software is free of charge (FREEWARE). You may copy it but you may not sell it.

 Three approaches can be selected:

  1. the analysis of exact probabilities (p values) as suggested by Rosenthal,
  2. the analysis of effect sizes d, following the methods of either Glass or of Hedges and Olkin, and
  3. the analysis of effect sizes r as recommended by Hunter, Schmidt, and Jackson.

For the two effect size methods, a cluster analysis option is also available. The program can be used to plot a stem-and-leaf display of correlation coefficients. A utility menu is provided that allows various transformations and preliminary computations that are typically required before the final meta-analysis can be performed. Those researchers who are not interested in meta-analysis, but who look for a convenient tool to compute t tests, significance of correlations, or weighting of means, variances and correlations, will also benefit from this program.  

Download the program and the manual to your hard disk by clicking on the icons.

Download Meta-Analysis 5.3 LINK Download The Manual (PDF) 

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Last Update: Dec 22, 1997