I think I'm not getting the reasoning behind the bootstrap distribution, so I was wondering if anybody could clarify it for me...
This is an example from the textbook:
We have an original sample of size n=50. Then the textbook says that we can use a software in order to draw 1000 resamples of size 50 from the original sample. And then we can use the means of these resamples for the bootstrap distribution.
This is what I don't get: if our original sample is of size 50, and if we want to get a resample of size 50, then we're basically reusing every single thing of the original sample, right? Is that correct, or am I missing something? Because this isn't making a lot of sense to me...why would we take the exact same sample over and over again and then compute the mean, which will be exactly the same as the original sample's mean. So I'm probably missing something but I'm not sure what.
Thanks in advance