Correlational statistics such as pearson product moment and regression analysis

Reading through previous threads I fear my question will sound very basic in comparison! I am currently researching the appropriate statistical tools for my upcoming dissertation. I am basically looking at the relationship between two variables using two surveys. I understand the whole concept of pearson product moment, and using regression analysis to test for linear or non-linear results, but I am at a loose end on choosing another statistical method to use. Spearman's rho would be unacceptable for the type of data. Statistics really isn't my strong point and I find books only complicate matters! Any advice on where to turn next would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


No cake for spunky
Unless your data is interval than testing for non-linearity makes no sense. The data will be linear - at least in regression. You need to provide more details, most importantly how your variables are measured and what you are trying to test.