For this discussion, take a look at the last section of the first chapter, “Is Politics a Science.” Consider also this question, if you like: Is it possible to study politics objectively, or will our own personal political views always shape the way we study politics?
In your response, use an outside resource (something other than our textbook)
If you want to take a deep-dive into these issues, have a look at this article from Sandra Harding of UCLA:
Harding, Sandra. “After the Neutrality Ideal: Science, Politics, and ‘Strong Objectivity'” Social Research. Fall92, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p567-587. 21p.