An established academic wrote an editorial opening for a journal and it hit some very profound concepts in the field that I want to raise in my thesis.
Obviously I want to extend credit to them. However, no new studies or precedents were revealed in the article. It was a roundup and discussion of the field as it stands, much like a mini-review.
Is it appropriate to use and cite these type of articles in a thesis, or would I be expected to make the same general conclusions by citing the original studies.