I have done a meta analysis and heterogeneity is too high. I am working with (even/Total) for experimental and control groups to calculate the Odds Ratio. I have done fixed-effect and random-effect modeling. I now need to use meta-regression via SPSS.

Can anyone direct me to a good set of materials to learn how to do this? I have read some links but none has really solved this question. Thanks

  • $\begingroup$ I am also trying to do fixed-effect and random-effect modeling ( panel data) using SPSS. Can anybody tell me how to do it in SPSS. Thank you for you help. $\endgroup$
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You could start with David B Wilson's website on "meta-analysis stuff". He offers spss, stata, and sas macros for performing meta-analytic analyses (including meta-regression; metareg.sps) + PPT slides (analysis.ppt, interpretation.ppt).

Another presentation I really like(d) was given by Marsh et al. „Meta-Analysis: Session 3.3 & 3.4: Teacher Expectancy Example” (see "Practical example - fixed, random, & multilevel Meta20 data"). Unfortunately, the presentation seems to be no longer available... But you might want to check the other resources (see esp. "Advanced Meta-Anaylsis Seminar Presentations").

Finally, you can find a presentation on "Random and Mixed-effects Modeling" on the website of the Campbell Collaboration.

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    $\begingroup$ Wilson's macros are definitely the way to go if you want to use SPSS. You may also consider picking up a copy of "Practical Meta-Analysis" by Lipsey & Wilson. $\endgroup$
    – Wolfgang
    Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 12:37

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