"My group has been giving the metafor package a try and finding it quite useful. The main drawback seems to be the steep learning curve for using R itself. I wonder: Does anyone have any good tips for ascending that curve faster? I see Muenchen and…"
"Thanks for the plug. The package now has its own website and a paper describing how to use the package has been published at the Journal of Statistical Software:
Viechtbauer, W. (2010). Conducting meta-analyses in R with the metafor package.…"
"Looks like Hox uses his personal website with for updates on the book, found here
He states the 'example data set' link has the data used in appendix a and "in due time, will be adding software setups and power point files." It…"
"Blair, this is a great write up. If Hox can do this analysis in SAS PROC Mixed, we should be able to evoke this in Stata via gllamm, as it is a pretty flexible procedure. As for R, the package lmer may be the best solution. I know R has another…"