How can students access CMA2?

We adopted CMA as meta-analysis program that was reasonably comprehensive and easy to use. Where can you get to use it?

CMA has now been installed and licensed on 20 student PC's in Alcuin East Wing AEW004. It has been installed on PC's numbered 1-20 on the left hand side of the room and the software is accessed via

Start | All Programs | Teaching | Health Science | Comprehensive Meta Analysis

In CMA-2, we can print the results screen by clicking "File", "Print". This sends the results to the default printer of the computer. We can choose any of the installed print devices using "Print set-up". This might include output "devices" such as a PDF printer. You can write to a PDF file using this, but must set up a new file for each page of output.

In the computer classroom A/E/004, the following work:

Whether you can then take these away and read them elsewhere is something you will have to decide. Microsoft Office Document Image Writer produces a TIF file, a graphic image which Word will read, but it is not text. Microsoft XPS Document Writer produces a file which a web browser can read. Getting your data into text form from either of these is fiddly. I couldn't read the OneNote file on my own computer.

The following don't work, but will crash CMA-2. You will lose any unsaved data:

Don't try them unless you have saved your data first!

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