My apologies but I’m not comfortable with this though I’d still like to say ‘congrats’. You went to university and this kind of work is not what student loans pay for. While you may only be collecting data, I don’t answer the door for any kind of soliciting and in fact have a rather large ‘NO SOLICITING’ sign attached.
I know that one method to encourage this kind of activity is reminding such employees ‘If you are hungry enough, you’ll do fine’. There have been past attempts to criminalize this in some areas of the United States, sort of like the No Call lists.
What kind of information will you be gathering?