A "Study" is a collection of files pertaining to a particular research project. Lighthouse Studio requires that you place your studies in separate directories (folders) on your local drive. If your study is named "abcd," a folder called abcd is created and a study file named abcd.ssi is created within that folder:
We suggest that you place your study directory on your device's local drive rather than a shared network drive. If using a network drive, the performance can be slower and Lighthouse does not support multiple people accessing it at the same time.
To create a new study:
Click File | New Study, browse to the desired directory (or click the Create a New Folder icon) and provide a studyname consisting of twenty-four or fewer characters. A folder called STUDYNAME is also created, the STUDYNAME.ssi file is placed within that target directory, and the study is opened.
To open an existing study:
Click File | Open Study and if necessary browse to the folder containing the study. Then click the STUDYNAME.ssi file to open a study previously created. You may also select a study name from the list of most recently opened studies, available under the File menu, or when browsing folders double-click a STUDYNAME.ssi file.
To copy the current study to a new path or name:
Open an existing study. Click File | Save Study As.... Browse to the target folder and type a study name that is no more than twenty-four characters. Lighthouse automatically supplies a .ssi extension to the filename and saves all associated study files (including respondent identifiers, graphics directory, and data) using that naming convention to the target folder.