SYSTEMIC VISION TOWARD THE STUDIES OF WU-LI SHI-LI REN-LI SYSTEM APPROACH
Keywords:Wu-li Shi-li Ren-li system approach, iView analysis, qualitative meta-synthesis
Since the Wu-li Shi-li Ren-li system approach proposed by Jifa Gu and Zhichang Zhu at the University of Hull in November of 1994, the studies on WSR system approach undergo continual development. As an oriental system approach, WSR is mainly based on systems practice in China. With a collection of literatures relevant to WSR system approach, we apply the iView, a supporting technology toward qualitative meta-synthesis, to those literatures to show a systemic vision towards the studies on WSR system approach. The scopes, especially the practical areas are detected. Moreover, the main themes and expansions of topics are detected at different periods. The results are based on computing and visualized for better understanding and exploratory analysis. Such a study not only shows the development of WSR studies, but also exhibits that the iView analysis is an effective technology to support such kind of qualitative study.