"Most books on meta-analysis skim around this issue, since one essentially has to use matrix algebra notation to write down the required equations. However, if I remember correctly, the chapter by Raudenbush in the Handbook should have them.
"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.…"
Am curious what you think of the site. The point is to improve the collective's scientific ability at meta-analysis, which ought to enhance knowledge. More practically, I'd like a place to collect tips and tricks to which I can send my students when they need these.