Monday, March 23, 2015

Replicate Weights


A number of studies from Statistics Canada contain multiple ‘replicate weights’ – are these the same as bootstrap weights?


The subject matter responded:

"Not exactly, bootstrap weights are a type of replicate weight and we [census] used the “nonindependent random groups method” to create the replicate weights.

If your client would like more information on the method he can consult chapter 2 of the book: Introduction to Variance Estimation.