Exploring the order of odds ratios using the bootstrap.

  title={Exploring the order of odds ratios using the bootstrap.},
  author={Judith Schwartzbaum and Joseph G. Hirschberg},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={10 8},
We show the use of the bootstrap resampling method to examine further the order of a series of odds ratios. Specifically, the bootstrap provides a method for estimating the probabilities that one would find in subsequent independent samples from the same population the observed odds ratio rankings. To illustrate this use of the bootstrap, we modelled the responses of 77 white male physicians to an ethical dilemma involving hypothetical patients. Would the physician report positive HIV status to… CONTINUE READING