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Re: st: Bootstrapping question


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Bootstrapping question
Date   Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:55:52 +0100

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Ilian, Henry (ACS)  wrote:
> I am working with samples that result in very large confidence intervals, and there is no way to get larger samples. Therefore bootstrapping is an appealing option.

Unfortunately the bootstrap is not going to help. The large confidence
intervals mean that there is very little information present in your
data, and no statistical technique can add information that was not
present in your data to begin with. So it seems that you will just
have to live with the very large confidence intervals.

-- Maarten

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