Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Schucany, W. R. 2005. Jackknife Method. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
The jackknife is a general methodology for approximate confidence intervals and tests in certain settings. Characteristics of the relevant sampling distribution are estimated using a process that systematically holds out subsets of the samples. Bias and standard error estimators are based upon elementary summary statistics.
- cross validation;
- delta method;
- sample reuse;