ConceptualVariable

Package: 
Extends: 
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

The use of a Concept as a characteristic of a UnitType intended to be measured

Explanatory Notes: 

Note that DDI varies from GSIM in the use of a UnitType rather than a Universe. "The use of a Concept as a characteristic of a Universe intended to be measured" [GSIM 1.1]

Example: 
1. Sex of person 2. Number of employees 3. Value of endowment
Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
descriptiveText
0..1
A short natural language account of the characteristics of the object.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
usesConcept
Reference to a Concept that is being used
0..n
0..n
Neither
takesSubstantiveConceptsFrom
Identifies the ConceptualDomain containing the set of substantive concepts used to describe the ConceptualVariable.
0..n
0..1
Neither
usesUnitType
Identifies the UnitType associated with the ConceptualVariable
0..n
0..1
Neither
takesSentinelConceptsFrom
Identifies the ConceptualDomain containing the set of sentinel concepts used to describe the ConceptualVariable.
0..n
0..1
Neither

Stage:

DDI 3.2: 
c:ConceptualVariableType
Is extendable: 
GSIM: 
Variable
Is property: 
0
RDF Mapping: