Firstly when considering this question you have to define what “laymans terms” is. I think that laymans terms are terms that anyone with basic mathematical skills could understand. Personally I think that stats should be written in laymans terms, as it doesn’t come easily to every individual and I believe that it would help greatly when trying to understand what is going on it was written like that.
I think this would benefit not only people like us that are trying to understand how to do statistics but people in the wider public who would like to know more about how companies and researchers have gotten the results that are presented in papers. I don’t think that the way statistics are written know benefits anyone who struggles to understand the different terms, in fact in my opinion is isolates them because it is so hard to get round and understand the different terms. I can’t see what disadvantages there would be to having more people understand what is being written? (if anyone can please say!)
This is a short and sweet post, but my view on it is pretty straight forward!