This theory also seeks to reform the society however the scientific theory seek explanations of data and the prediction of the future.
Both theories use qualitative methods to collect and analyse their data and are used to explain the functioning of group communication. While the scientific theory seeks questions to predict the course of the communication the interpretative theory leaves these questions open for interpretation.
The scientific theory is straight forward and simple to predict the future the interpretative theory on the other hand is more complex as it involves the reformation of the society and the societal dynamics. It is through the interpretative theory that we are bale to understand the different symbols that are used in communication between people. Furthermore human communication utilizes symbols that represent their ideas and thoughts.