4. Bootstrapping

  1. James R. Thompson

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118109656.ch4

Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition

Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, J. R. (2011) Bootstrapping, in Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118109656.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470467039

Online ISBN: 9781118109656

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Keywords:

  • bootstrapping;
  • Charles Darwin;
  • confidence interval;
  • Fisher's non-parametric test;
  • resampling;
  • sign test

Summary

The author of this chapter writes the bootstrapping programs in <i>Resampling Stats</i> because of its intuitive relation to actual problems. Charles Darwin carried out some experiments in which he tried to test the hypothesis that cross-fertilized corn plants produced higher stalks than self-fertilized ones. The sociologist/anthropologist Ashley Montague noted that by a number of criteria, sponges were superior to human beings. The chapter focuses on the bootstrapping analysis of Darwin's data. It discusses bootstrap approximation to Fisher's non-parametric test, and resampling-based sign test. Finally the chapter focuses on the bootstrapping approach for confidence intervals.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

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