What is meant by alignment and why is it important?

Alignment is very important in scholarly research. See the following image for an analogy:Source: Pressey, K. (2021). CSU GlobalDiscuss the following in terms of alignment:What is meant by alignment and why is it important?What is the potential outcome of research that is not aligned?What methods will you use to ensure that you have alignment between the topic, problem, purpose, and research question in your own research?