By Kardi Teknomo, PhD .

Bootstrap Sampling Tutorial

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Strength and Weakness of Bootstrap Sampling

  • (Negative) Bootstrap method is not exact. For large sample, permutation test perform better than bootstrap.
  • (Positive) Bootstrap requires very minimum assumption. Even if permutation test fail, bootstrap method still can do.
  • (Positive) Though it can be used for parametric method (i.e. distribution is known), bootstrap method is most useful when the sample distribution is unknown (non-parametric).

Note: Permutation test is similar to bootstrap that it resample from the sample but not randomly. Instead, it considers all possible permutation of the sample.

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