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The free trial installation will install a copy of the program and a PDF copy of the manual.

The evaluation is the Professional version of the program.
The evaluation runs for 10 days OR 10 trials, whichever comes first.
Opening/closing the program equals 1 trial.

To run the program on a Mac, a Windows emulator is necessary such as Parallels or Bootcamp. Using Wine or CrossOver is not recommended.

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"Comprehensive Meta‐Analysis is, in my view, the best meta‐analysis software on the market and a "must have" for any meta‐analyst. Before I used this software, I was convinced that specialized metaanalysis software was not necessary at all. At that time, I used my own Excel spreadsheets and SPSS to run meta‐analysis. In fact, I only tried CMA because I needed a way to make forest plots. Once I tried it, however, I was sold. I could not believe how user friendly it was and how much it could do. Suddenly not only was meta‐analysis more efficient, but, more importantly, I could run all types of analyses that previously were not available with the software I had been using. I have since used the program to conduct and publish several meta‐analyses. Given how great the program is, I require it when I teach my graduate meta‐analysis seminar. Students always seem surprised when they see how easy it is to use, as this is certainly not the norm in statistical software. Thus, our graduate students seem to greatly value CMA as a key resource for conducting meta‐analysis."

Seth M. Noar, Ph.D. - Professor, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"I have been using Comprehensive Meta‐Analysis for more than 3 years and have finished a dozen metaanalysis with this software. The biggest advantage is easy to perform and manage the analysis. Studies can be added or removed from the analysis without modifying the data. There are a variety of effect size measures, including treatment difference, odds ratios, rate differences, correlations, etc. The diagnosis and transformation of the effect size is just one click away. The high‐quality forest plot and comprehensive meta‐regression distinguished this software from others."

Rong Zhou, PhD - Senior Biostatistician, Medpace. Cincinnati, Ohio

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Comprehensive Meta-Analysis

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Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (CMA) is a powerful computer program for meta-analysis. The program combines ease of use with a wide array of computational options and sophisticated graphics.