Q Studies in Korea: Past and Present
Korean universities have made remarkable progress in mass communication education. Out of a total of 110 South Korean universities, 48 institutions offer journalism and mass communication courses. In 1972, Yong Chang, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, first introduced Q methodology to Korean communication scholars, but failed to receive widespread recognition. In 1980, Won Ho Chang of the University of Missouri taught Q methodology at Korea University as a visiting professor. He also supervised 16 Korean Ph.D.s who went back to Korea and became the backbone of Q studies in Korea. In 1996, The Korean Society for Q Study was officially formed, and Q methodology is finally taking its place in communication research and education society in Korea.