Difference between Original sample and sample mean

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Difference between Original sample and sample mean

Post by Kata » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:21 pm


I have a formative model with 1 IV (12 indicators), and 2 DV (6 and 7 indicators).
I run a bootstrap with 5.000 subsamples and the results I get are a little bit strange.

the Path coefficient between IV and DV1 is -0.501 for the original sample, but in the column Mean sample, the path coefficient is -0.079

Can someone explain why the difference is so huge between the original sample and the sample mean?

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Re: Difference between Original sample and sample mean

Post by jmbecker » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 am

The original sample estimate is the parameter from estimating the model on your original dataset as you would also get it from a normal PLS algorithm estimation.
The sample mean estimate is the average of the estimates from all the subsamples of you dataset drawn during the bootstrapping procedure.
If the two deviate strongly it is likely that there is a data problem in your sample or a model problem that causes large outliers in the sampling distribution of your parameter estimates (you may also want to investigate the histogram of the parameter estimates from the bootstrapping).
That can have multiple reasons: wrong coding of variables, severe multicollinearity, model problems (i.e., using PLSc although your model is not a common factor model), very small sample size, excessive missing values, wrong coded missing values, and many others to only name a few. You need to carefully trace the problem by looking more deeply into your model and data.
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