This particular study was participation in a small group to answer questions about what living with MS is like. The obvious answer is, "It sucks, thank you for asking. Can I have my check now?"
Of course it was not that easy. And of course I didn't write down every question asked, but I met three very, very nice people. There were four of us on this panel with a moderator who interviewed us. Three women and one guy; I guess two in our 30's, one in her 40's (that'd be me) and one in her 50's. We got to talk about ourselves for nearly 90 minutes. What fun!
All we were told about the study was that a pharmaceutical company was researching the development of a new treatment for MS. I'll never know who, but it is nice to know that drug companies are still even interested!
By the way, I walked out of there with a check for $125 in my purse. Sweet!