I think that the key to Research is communications.
Recently, I went to St Helen's excellent Research Day at Haydock. It was full of PWP, who were struggling to keep up with some of the talks. The scientists were also struggling to explain a principle in a language that the non scientific community could grasp.
It's not that anyone was wrong, it's just that they come from a different place.
One superb lecture was discussing the chances of a blood test to screen for PD. The lecturer had to use a statistical concept of a P value, a measurement of significance. It was accompanied with a very detailed graphical representation. She knew that it was causing a little confusion, and attempted to explain it in great detail. I think most people understood it, but it took a little while.
The presentation of scientific data in a comprehensible form is the most important part of science . It is very hard to do, but it can be done.
There is a magazine called New Scientist,. They are, in my mind, the very best at explaining complex subjects in a down to earth way. Many researchers should be asked to present their work as a scientific, peer reviewed formal paper, as well as a 'public presentation', that can be understood by 'normal people'.