Correlational statistics such as pearson product moment and regression analysis

#1
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
 

noetsi

No cake for spunky
#2
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.