See previous post on Holistic and Reductionist views.
Reductionist view – breaks system into sub-systems & individual functions. Can produce a lot of information on system operation. E.g.
- Different HND courses
- HND and Degree courses
- Individual tutors
- Individual support teams
- Performance of technical infrastructure
Holistic view – looks at wider view of system. E.g.
- Number of potential students
- Performance of economy
- Government and regulatory policies