My PhD research at the moment focuses on network-based algorithms for delineating functional regions (geographical regions within which a large majority of the local population seeks employment, and the majority of local employers recruit their labour). Currently I’m using a network partitioning algorithm based on modularity maximisation. I have found my results to be quite good so far, but, ‘quite good’ isn’t really a very scientific description of validity, so obviously some others means of validation is required. Enter bootstrap resampling!
Sat 17 April 2010 cfarmer