Well, while carrying out a review of literature for drafting a proposal I found like these in some of previous works (reports).
Some benefits of the “certain thing” on xyz are abc( person1, date) , cde( person2, date), fgh( person3, date) , ijk( person4, date)
Some of the more researches in the field include ( person1, date; person2, date; person3, date; person4, date).
Now If I have to include and cite those in my report, which one is better idea? Also, please notice the nature of contents being cited(benefits and previous works).
Option 1: Cite as “as cited in report X” which I read and have only one reference of that report (pros: less references)
Option 2: Go to each report, study and include each one(cited) as separate citation in my report (pros: may be, will look more detail investigations. But is it required in cases like this one?)
Which one should be more ideal? So, what should I do? Any suggestions?