A great book for CFA and SEM in social work:

  • Bowen, N.K. & Guo, S. (2012). Structural equation modeling. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (a Pocket Guide to Social Work Research Methods)

If you want to own one book on R, this is it:

  • Kabacoff, R.I. (2015). R in action: Data analysis and graphics with R (2nd Ed.). Shelter Island, NY: Manning

A good overview of psychometrics in R:

  • Mair, P. (2018). Modern psychometrics with R. Cham, Switzerland: Springer

Illustrates how R can be used for comrehensive data science with sepcialized packages that enhance R:

  • Wickham, H., & Grolemund. G. (2017). R for data science. Sebastapol, CA: O‚ÄôReilly

Must have for creating books and reports:

  • Xie, Y. (2017). bookdown: Authoring books and technical documents with R Markdown. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press