I am currently trying to optimise some parameters on my model (15000 samples). What I am finding is a relatively large variance in the loss function 2%-10% which makes it hard to identify which parameter is the best. This appears to happen based on how the random number generator splits the data into train/test sets.
I have tried :
Split of 75%
Fixing the random seed does help (or using the same test set), but it concerns me that I get such variations based on what samples are in the test set. It seems alarming that the 'best parameter' is so dependent on a particular shuffle of the data and I worry how it translates to real world use.
What are people's approach to situations like this? I was thinking I could just repeat each test multiple times and take the average, but that has very large computation costs and seems very inefficient.