That is such an excellent question!
That article is great @Kelly-elly! Thank you for sharing that.
UX Designers conducting research originally were researchers who struggled to find work doing research because the market did hold value on it. That’s changed now which is great and tbh why this community emerged (woohoo!)
UX Designers are from such broad backgrounds that you never know what type of structure there might be from their research efforts, graphic designers even more so.
If you come from a design education, you will always be encouraged to research and understand your subject, from that perspective I think it’s all good. I see the greatest tension coming from the difference in how the findings are documented, analysed and presented to others.
My experiences have been that most designers, unknowingly most of the time, bias there reporting / findings to prove their hypothesis of how/why something should be made in the way they had already determined they wanted to go. In contrast people with research backgrounds on the whole are more driven to remove bias and not provide any direction at all with the understanding that their role was to gather intelligence and not make recommendations based on it.