Charles E. White · U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

I'm sure it can be done. If you're not getting help from anyone else then I recommend you use your favorite search engine on phrases like "spss meta analysis." Assuming you are already using SPSS then you may have the motivation to work it out. SPSS is solid statistical software backed by IBM but it is not my software of choice. It's been a couple of decades since I last did a meta analysis and more formal methods have become available since then. I've done some recent literature searches on the topic but it's not a high priority with me at the moment.

Thank you Mr. Charles White for your answer.
Yes, I know that there are another softwares more specific to carry out meta analysis but I wonder if downloading some extensions of it, I could work.
Best regards.
Vicente.

Yes. SPSS is really not a good program for you though...SAS is better. SPSS will in my opinion just make your study look simpler. Statisticians know and so do researchers how easy SPSS is to use and it also leads people to analyze things they do not understand. Switch to SAS as then when you program it yourself your understanding and your credibility will be much higher. Once you start using SAS you will never go back to SPSS. Basically, I know this is shallow but it is almost like writing a research paper in MLA instead of APA...just not quite as respected.

SPSS can be used to make a meta-analysis but is not the most appropriate software for this task. There are software created for this specific purpose. I agree with Patrice Rasmussen SAS is best suited for meta-analysis. STATA can be a good alternative to SAS for meta-analysis.

Hello I don't think SPSS is the best program. Meta is a dos based program which I used for a diagnostic metaanalysis while revman is the Cochrane library's software

It is not really a useful exercise in my experience to use SAS, SPSS or Stata for meta-analysis. Stata has quite reasonable routines but stand-alone meta-analysis software are the best option if you want to carry out a meta-analysis

Check out this Andy Field paper detailing how to perform a meta-analysis using SPSS. However, I would recommend performing your analysis in R, see the other link

Check out this Andy Field paper detailing how to perform a meta-analysis using SPSS. However, I would recommend performing your analysis in R, see the other link

Personally I've never done meta-analysis using SPSS. There are specific software for this type of analysis. I suggest using Comprehensive Meta-analysis.

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Charles E. White· U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious DiseasesVicente Luis del Campo· Universidad de ExtremaduraYes, I know that there are another softwares more specific to carry out meta analysis but I wonder if downloading some extensions of it, I could work.

Best regards.

Vicente.

Patrice S. Rasmussen· University of South FloridaVicente Luis del Campo· Universidad de ExtremaduraIt is an excellent option to know the randow effect

Best regards.

Vicente.

Pietro Panei· Istituto Superiore di SanitàDeborah J Hilton· Deborah Hilton Statistics OnlineSuhail A. Doi· Australian National UniversityAsif Patel· Albert Einstein College of MedicineDaniel Quintana· University of OsloCheck out this Andy Field paper detailing how to perform a meta-analysis using SPSS. However, I would recommend performing your analysis in R, see the other link

## Article: How to do a meta-analysis

Daniel Quintana· University of OsloCheck out this Andy Field paper detailing how to perform a meta-analysis using SPSS. However, I would recommend performing your analysis in R, see the other link

## Article: How to do a meta-analysis

Andy P. Field· University of SussexI would also use the metafor package in R, the paper above has a sort of R companion from a book - see below.

## Chapter: Meta-analysis in clinical psychology research

Pietro Panei· Istituto Superiore di SanitàPersonally I've never done meta-analysis using SPSS. There are specific software for this type of analysis. I suggest using Comprehensive Meta-analysis.

Andy P. Field· University of SussexMetafor/R has the benefit of being free. I think the Cochrane's RevMan is free too (http://tech.cochrane.org/revman). A.

Pietro Panei· Istituto Superiore di Sanitàin this case it is better to use the open software

Ziyad Ben Taleb· Florida International UniversityHey Andy! thanks for posting the book chapter 17 on doing Meta in R. Would you please tell me the title of the whole book?

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