A young clinician and researcher, Dr Julie Anderson, would like to understand how young patients, 20 to 30 years old, cope with the psychosocial consequences of multiple sclerosis. She has interviewed two young women, aged 27 and 23, but feels that her participants are not expressing very much, given that they presented themselves as relatively healthy and happy with their lives and their future expectations. After conducting a third interview, she realises that her participants tend to compare themselves with her and they do not want to present themselves in a disadvantageous light. Therefore, Dr Anderson is reading through the literature to find other ways to understand her patients’ experiences.