Analysing commuting using local regression techniques: scale, sensitivity, and geographical patterning
In this paper, two forms of local regression are employed in the analysis of relations between out-commuting distance and other socioeconomic variables in Northern Ireland. The two regression approaches used are moving window regression (MWR) and geographically weighted regression (GWR). For the first approach different window sizes are applied and changes in results assessed. For the second approach, a Gaussian kernel is used and its bandwidth varied. Seven independent variables are utilised, although a single variable (deprivation) provides the main analytical focus. Differences in results obtained with use of the two approaches are discussed. The relationship between window size or bandwidth size and observed spatial patterning is discussed and elucidated. The results support previous work that indicated severe limitations in using global regressions to examine relationships between socioeconomic variables. Also, the utility of comparing results obtained from MWR and GWR is assessed and the benefits of both approaches are outlined.
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