A summary or indirect quote of some other person in an article literature review or in an introduction will be quoted with other person name or with researcher name whose article I am reading at the moment.

Suppose a researcher A is quoting B in his research article in summarising way or as an indirect quotation, would I quote the name of Researcher A or Researcher B, as I know that, for a direct quotation we would use "as cited in"? But what about summary or indirect quotation?

For example, Mitchell (2014) argues that political scandals attract repetitive media coverage, wherein one (negative) aspect of a political actor is highlighted repeatedly over a period of time. Following the leaking of scandalous information, both media and political actors promulgate the same message in an attempt to get ahead of the opposing side or other media outlets.

In this example, who should I quote?


I guess a safe solution would be to quote the original author ie. in this case the Researcher B.

If however the quote is more of an observation or an extrapolation from the original article(B) that the article you read it in(A) reached on his own, then i guess you could credit A with that research and add the name and publication of B as a footnote.

As a good rule of thumb i would include both writers because I would know that as I read both articles then my own opinions would in at least in part be formed from the facts and statements that both of them have made.

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