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Re: st: RE: Bootstrapping Conf Intervals - what do they mean?


From   "Salah Mahmud" <salah.mahmud@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Bootstrapping Conf Intervals - what do they mean?
Date   Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:01:53 -0500

Does that mean that the only "practical" advantage of the confidence
interval is judging the precision of the study estimate? The above
discussion suggests that it would be inaccurate to hint that the
study's confidence interval brackets the population estimate.

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Verkuilen, Jay <JVerkuilen@gc.cuny.edu> wrote:
> Maarten buis wrote:
>
>>>There is no way of knowing (as long as you are not a Bayesian). You
> use a method that is right most of the time, and that is why you are
> confident, so the confidense refers to the confidense you have in the
> method rather then in the individual results. <<
>
> Yep, and even those of us of the Bayesian persuasion usually don't take
> models *that* seriously, though I'm sure some do.
>
> JV
>
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